Saturday, April 17, 2021

Don’t want to get all apocalytic about this

Billions of periodical cicadas will emerge across 15 states and Washington, D.C., with some coming out as early as late April or the first week of May, said Gene Kritsky, a periodical cicada expert and dean of Behavioral and Natural Sciences at Mount Saint Joseph University in Cincinnati.

This year’s group, known as Brood X, is the largest of the 17-year-broods in both density and geographical area.  And while the name may sound dramatic, the “X” is technically the Roman numeral 10 in this instance, Kritsky told USA TODAY.

Overall, this large emergence will affect the District of Columbia and at least parts of these 15 states:  Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

1 comment:

  1. The cicada's nightsong and the dull rumble of a mile-away train are welcome somnolent sounds here.
    Finding the alien-like cicada carcasses about may put off visitors though.