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Billions Of Noisy Bugs Set To Invade East Coast Any Day Now

Our long 17 year wait is over. The cicada Brood V population is set to emerge in five states this month.

Western Maryland, eastern Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania, northwestern Virginia and most of West Virginia are in for a noisy “awakening” as billions of cicada nymphs come out of the ground to become adults and mate.

There are six species of periodical cicada, three with a 17-year cycle and three with a 13-year cycle. The NY Times has a useful map of all the broods that are tracked by roman numerals and the years they emerge.

Source: NY Times

Source: NY Times

So exciting! I love science!

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