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  • Taking a cicada road trip

    Two Brood X adults of the genus Magicicada rest on a fern leaf.

    Two Brood X adults of the genus Magicicada rest on a fern leaf.

    Photo by Marianne Alleyne

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  • Editor’s notes:
    Marianne Alleyne is interested in how biological systems can lead to innovative design in human society. The Alleyne Bioinspiration Col-lab-orative studies the surface features of the wings of various cicada species, including those in Brood X, because they have superhydrophobic and antimicrobial functionalities.

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