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.

17-Year Cicadas to Emerge in Central Virginia – NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather.

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!

cicada

close-up cicada

17 year cicadas

17 year cicadas

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.

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About Genevieve

Genevieve is a southern gal who loves to write. She is a graduate of Everest College with an AAS in Criminal Investigations. Currently, she works as a freelance writer and volunteers for Central Virginia Horse Rescue by writing their monthly newsletter. If she's not writing, you can bet she's either spending time with friends and family, playing with the horses, crafting, or reading. Interested in having a guest blog appearance? Email sunshineleo05@gmail.com to get in touch! P.S. Subscribe by RSS feed if you are interested in following her creative insanity... ;)

Posted on May 4, 2013, in Animals and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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