One Crazy Thing: An “STD” That Causes Cicadas To Be “Hyper-Sexual”

One Crazy Thing: An “STD” That Causes Cicadas To Be “Hyper-Sexual”

By now, if you live in the East or Midwest, you have seen the Brood X Cicadas everywhere — doing what they do, emerging from the ground, shedding their skin, mating, and then dying.  But a few of them have a fungus called Massospora, which produces an amphetamine and that causes them to lose control […]

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