Big Year for Periodical Cicadas in Parts of the U.S.

Natasha talking on Mass Appeal about periodical cicadas

Tens of billions of noisy cicadas will soon pop out of the ground in a rare, synchronized event that last occurred 221 years ago. The winged insects will appear across the Midwest and Southeast in May as a double emergence of two different broods of periodical cicadas. This year’s emergence is expected to be unusually large, with some experts estimating that more than a trillion cicadas could blanket parts of the country where the two broods overlap.

Watch Natasha on WWLP News talking about periodical cicadas and the typical annual “dog day” cicadas we will see in normal numbers in New England.