Cicada Hunt!

Cicada Word Search – Harder

This search uses 20 words from the Cicada Hunt! story  
and More Finds page.  The words are listed  below the
word search and are in bold-faced  type in a story farther
down this page.
  Some words are diagonal or backwards,
and many letters are shared.  

B I N F L A T E R P V Q K M D
T Y F I N A D A C I C E N R Q
C L I M B O T Z R Q Y S A Y X
R V S T I N G E R S B Y I W E
A S T P M E M O R N I N G M C
W K R N L M B T D B B E B U S
L L E S U N D E R G R O U N D
L A E S N H F D G X C N R A O
B W R H B E E G I W W Y R G I
Z E E E O R D V H O E M O M F
I D I D U Y G S F I R P W K S
Y I L T D O P G U S T H G I N
W S P J Z S G R U J E S Z U I
U A D P A R A L Y Z E T Y G K
C X D W I N G S Z Z T Y U C S

   
BURROW      
PARALYZE
CAPTURED    
SHED
CICADA      
SIDEWALKS
CLIMB       
SKINS
CRAWL       
STINGERS
HUNT        
SUMMER
INFLATE     
TREE
MORNING     
UNDERGROUND
NIGHTS      
WASPS
NYMPHS      
WINGS
   

  
Cicada nymphs live underground for years.  They burrow through the 
soil, suck sap from tree roots, and slowly grow.  Then, on warm summer 
nights
, they dig to the surface and leave their burrows.  They crawl 
across the ground, find trees, and climb to safety.

Ethan and Aaron hunt for the nymphs on sidewalks near their home.  
They put captured nymphs in large plastic jars.  Overnight the nymphs 
shed
their skins and adult cicadas emerge.  Their wings inflate 
with blood.  The next morning, when the cicadas’ wings are dry and 
stiff, the boys set them free.

Cicada killer wasps catch adult cicadas.  They paralyze them with 
their stingers and drag them down into their burrows.  The worm-like 
baby wasps will eat the cicadas.

  

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This page was created on February 21, 2001, and it was last updated on February 27, 2001.