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Cicadas are coming.

Lots of them. .

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Brace yourselves, Illinoisans: A truly shocking number of cicadas are about to live, make sweet love, and die in a tree near you. Two broods of periodical cicadas—Brood XIX on a 13-year cycle and Brood XIII on a 17-year cycle—are slated to emerge together in central Illinois this summer for the first time in over two centuries. To most humans, they’re an ephemeral spectacle and an ear-splitting nuisance, and then they’re gone. To many other Midwestern animals, plants, and microbes, they’re a rare feast, bringing new life to forests long past their death.


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The last emergence of cicadas to occur in southwestern Pennsylvania was quite small. I haven't heard an explanation for the reduced numbers. I recall earlier emergences that were much noisier, had many visible cicadas, and left the corpses clinging to tree trunks.

Big Al


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The maps I've seen so far don't show much overlap between the broods. I'll watch with interest!


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Posts: 7547 | Location: chicagoland | Registered: 21 April 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I hadn't seen the maps, but here's one. There's an area south of Chicago that may see an overlap of broods.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/new...t-to-expect/3392599/


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Am I the only one who remembers the invasion of the "killer bees?"

I don't remember much about it.

I guess they were vanquished somehow.
 
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When to gather cicadas to eat.


No, I have never eaten one.


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More cicada trivia.

https://apnews.com/article/cic...placement=newsletter


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