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Cicadapocalypse returns to the US with first double brood emergence in 221 years


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2024’s Apocalypse Bingo Card can put a big fat cross through "insect invasion" as America is scheduled to have the first double brood emergence of cicadas in 221 years. How can we know that? Because these peculiar insects have a passion for prime numbers.

Periodical cicadas don’t emerge often – once every 13 or 17 years, to be precise – and when they do they arrive in their millions, and even billions. This year, fate has aligned so that two broods will emerge from the ground, marking the first time this has happened in over two centuries.

Brood XIII makes an appearance every 17 years, while Brood XIX pops up every 13 years. This year, they’re going to have to learn to share, as they’ll be wriggling topside together.

https://www.iflscience.com/cicadapocalypse-returns-to-the-us-with-first-double-brood-emergence-in-221-years-72445

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Biblical plague of nuisance bugs to INVADE as tens of billions of insects descend on America >

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/biblical-plague-of-nuisance-bugs-to-invade-as-tens-of-billions-of-insects-descend-on-america/ar-BB1lxfT5

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Timeline of 'cicada-geddon' as dual emergence could see trillions of bugs come out of ground >

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/timeline-of-cicada-geddon-as-dual-emergence-could-see-trillions-of-bugs-come-out-of-ground/ar-BB1lxbLd

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4 hours ago, Lucia62 said:

Biblical plague of nuisance bugs to INVADE as tens of billions of insects descend on America >

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/biblical-plague-of-nuisance-bugs-to-invade-as-tens-of-billions-of-insects-descend-on-america/ar-BB1lxfT5

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Timeline of 'cicada-geddon' as dual emergence could see trillions of bugs come out of ground >

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/timeline-of-cicada-geddon-as-dual-emergence-could-see-trillions-of-bugs-come-out-of-ground/ar-BB1lxbLd

My farm in Upper Deerfield was on 3 broods. When they all woke up at once it wasn't the horror story the media portrays.

It was actually cool and I followed cicada wasps around and watched  praying mantis feast. 

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I don't know why the media is making such a big deal about it. I love to listen to them.

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13 minutes ago, Michelle said:

I don't know why the media is making such a big deal about it. I love to listen to them.

Absolutely. I grew up listening to them every single summer, all summer long. 

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2 hours ago, Antigonos said:

Absolutely. I grew up listening to them every single summer, all summer long. 

I listen to them everyday! 24/7 365! 

I think most people with tinnitus here ringing in their ears I don't! I hear the locusts! I can't wait. I can feel normal when they come!

It's all these freaking June bugs and April that drive me nuts!

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On 4/13/2024 at 9:21 PM, joc said:

I listen to them everyday! 24/7 365! 

I think most people with tinnitus here ringing in their ears I don't! I hear the locusts! I can't wait. I can feel normal when they come!

It's all these freaking June bugs and April that drive me nuts!

I have "chainsaw crickets" all the time. The cicadas drown them out.

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1 hour ago, Piney said:

I have "chainsaw crickets" all the time. The cicadas drown them out.

I just realized that Texas is not one of the states where they are all going to appear out of the ground. I guess we'll just have our normal number.

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