One billion cicadas per square mile?

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s that time again.

After a 17-year slumber, cicadas will be making their unwelcome debut throughout the Tri-State Area in about a month.

Experts said the cicadas will not be out until mid to late May.

And as CBS 2’s Lou Young reported, scientists said the spring and summer will bring record numbers of the noisy insect.

“In places where they’re going to be present, it’s going to be spectacular. There could be as many as one billion cicadas emerging per square mile,” Michael Raupp, a professor of Entomology at the University of Maryland, told 1010 WINS. “This is really a spectacular opportunity for children, for adults, for students to go out and learn about one of Mother Nature’s rarest, most interesting events.”


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2 responses to “One billion cicadas per square mile?”

  1. When I saw that these things are coming back, I was honestly freaked out because they're just so weird looking. I am definitely going to have to invest in some safari insecticide in order to keep these things out of my yard. Thanks for sharing this.


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