Bugs only bug unhealthy plants? (fwd)

taguebw at wfu.edu taguebw at wfu.edu
Sat Aug 9 09:09:49 EST 1997


In article <allyn-ya02408000R0808971643200001 at news.u.washington.edu>,
allyn at u.washington.edu (Allyn Weaks) wrote:

[SNIP]

In this interesting thread, this was mentioned:

periodical cicadas (with periods that are prime
> numbers, which makes it harder for the predators to synchronise :-)). 

Is this really true -- are the cycles usually prime numbers and does this
make it harder for predators? Or is that emoticon pulling my leg?

Brian



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