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    Illinois boy discovers blue-eyed cicada

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. - It was a one-in-a-million find. Literally. Most of the 17-year cicadas that have emerged in recent weeks in parts of the Midwest have red eyes. But a 6-year-old boy in this Chicago suburb found a rare blue-eyed one in his backyard Friday.

    Nicholas Wagner's mother, Maria, said her son learned about the blue-eyed bugs in kindergarten, so he decided to go out and hunt for one himself.

    "`Mommy, I found a blue-eyed cicada!'" he yelled upon the discovery, his mother recalled. "He's been looking for a long time."

    While the boy's find was rare, it's not unheard of.

    The blue eyes are caused by a genetic variation, said Gene Kritsky, author of "Periodical Cicadas: The Plague and the Puzzle."

    Blue-eyed cicadas are indeed one in a million, Kritsky confirmed. "Of course," he added, "there are hundreds of millions of cicadas."

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    Re: Illinois boy discovers blue-eyed cicada

    Kill it

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    Re: Illinois boy discovers blue-eyed cicada

    Stuff it and mount it above the fireplace......

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