17-Year Cicadas are Coming Back this Spring!
The cicadas are coming back out this year! We haven’t seen this variety in 17 years. Since I first heard about it, I’ve been worrying about our fruit trees. After reading the article below, I’m thinking we’ll be alright. There are going to be LOTS of cicadas, but supposedly they do not eat the trees.
I haven’t seen these bugs since I was in elementary school. Boy do I remember them well! They come out in masses and they are LOUD! Hopefully I’ll have a chance to get some good pictures of them while they’re out. Check out these pics I found online–they look so creepy!
Have you seen cicadas before? Apparently this 17 year variety is unique to the eastern US. There are other kinds as well, such as 13 year cicadas and another variety that appears in smaller numbers every summer.
- May to Mark Return of 17-year Cicadas (newsplex.com)
- Cicada Wings Are Self-Cleaning (scientificamerican.com)
Posted on May 4, 2013, in Animals and tagged 17 year cicadas, bugs, Cicada, cicadas, East Coast of the United States, insects, locusts, news, piedmont, Virginia. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.