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Old April 11th, 2013 (01:28 PM). Edited April 11th, 2013 by Magykx.
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After 17 years, Brood II cicadas will descend on the D.C. area this year between April and June. According to magicicada.org, a project sponsored by the National Geographic Society, Brood II cicadas will begin to emerge when the soil temperature reaches 64 degrees.
- Huffington Post

Along with the D.C. area, CT, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, and VA will also be inhabited by these retched creatures according to the chart on Magicicada.
Also, check out this map for suspected most populated areas.

Ahhh, just another reason to stay inside all day...

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Old April 11th, 2013 (01:32 PM).
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Everyone loves cicadas! Chirp chirp chirp. They're pretty cute compared to other insects, lol.
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Old April 11th, 2013 (01:41 PM).
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Oh no. I will probably burst into tears once they come out. I have a pretty intense fear of bugs.
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Old April 11th, 2013 (01:46 PM).
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They're not so bad, are they?
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Old April 11th, 2013 (01:50 PM).
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Oh Lord, those things looks creepy. Luckily I live in Florida. Lol.

We get a ton of mosquitoes here during the summer, though.
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Old April 11th, 2013 (01:55 PM).
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Old April 11th, 2013 (02:02 PM).
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I feel like this is a little bit more newsworthy (17 years!) so I'm going to shove this into Live's face (Discussion and Debates). Hope he doesn't mind. :3

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Old April 11th, 2013 (02:07 PM).
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Ugh, what a pain this is going to be. I hate cicadas
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Old April 11th, 2013 (03:08 PM).
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Quote originally posted by BlahISuck:
Lbr, Shedinja > Ninjask.

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I feel like this is a little bit more newsworthy (17 years!) so I'm going to shove this into Live's face (Discussion and Debates). Hope he doesn't mind. :3

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I was thinking it was more suited for the news section after posting, but I didn't know. Thank you for moving it.
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Old April 11th, 2013 (03:29 PM).
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Ughh, cicadas are so annoying. Leave Virginia alone cicadas, we already have enough pests.
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Old April 11th, 2013 (03:57 PM).
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Well, this is gonna suck.
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Crazily, cicadas live most of their life as larvae. They won't swarm like real locust that swarm and ravage plant life, but they can damage tree crops while laying their eggs.
And for those who like to study antropods, this could be the time to study them real time hehe. Just make sure youdon't put one beside your ear or you'll go deaf.
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Old April 11th, 2013 (07:32 PM).
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Quote originally posted by ♣Gawain♣:
Crazily, cicadas live most of their life as larvae. They won't swarm like real locust that swarm and ravage plant life, but they can damage tree crops while laying their eggs.
And for those who like to study antropods, this could be the time to study them real time hehe. Just make sure youdon't put one beside your ear or you'll go deaf.
Hm! I didn't know that they live most of their lives as larvae. That's pretty cool, and a relief that they wont swarm crazy.
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Old April 11th, 2013 (09:59 PM).
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Quote originally posted by BlahISuck:
Everyone loves cicadas! Chirp chirp chirp. They're pretty cute compared to other insects, lol.
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I'd really hate to see what you consider ugly...

But yeah, Texas seems pretty far from those sites so yay for me ;;
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Be happy! It's the closet you will all get to having a wild Pokemon. They can be deafening though.

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they better not mess with my plants this summer

where were they for the last 17 years
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At least they aren't fish flies, which are every single year...

The fish fly infestation is so bad that once their season is over, people have to sweep them into piles like raking leaves in the fall, and they cover the ground and you can hear them popping when you walk... u__u they're so much worse than cicadas lol

Swarm vid ;~;

But I remember when it was a cicada year in Cincinnati about 12 years ago, maybe they're due for that in another 5 years. I actually like how cicadas sound, too.

@KingCharizard: They hang out underground for about 17 years until they mature.
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Old April 12th, 2013 (09:30 AM). Edited April 12th, 2013 by Cassino.
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I remember David Attenborough did something on these... they remind me of Pyrrharctia isabella.
Why are they called Brood II? Are there other populations that grow over different 17-year periods?


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I'd really hate to see what you consider ugly...
Huh, they are cute... not like a bumblebee, but they look better than something like termites.


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they better not mess with my plants this summer
What, like vegetables? Building a cage of fine netting around them should be sufficient, assuming adult cicadas even eat anything, let alone whatever you have. It'll keep cats, foxes, birds, et al. out too.
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Old April 12th, 2013 (02:16 PM).
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It seems strange that there are only a limited number of broods of cicadas on the east coast and that you won't see any of them some years. I would have thought there would be one or more groups of them that come out every summer like in Japan and other places.
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Old April 12th, 2013 (02:32 PM).
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Y'know, I was counting down the years. I thought they might be a few months early, but not 7 years! It was terrible the first time around, but I'd at least have thought that I would be able to retreat to another state before they came back -.-'
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Quote originally posted by AzaleaLightning:
At least they aren't fish flies, which are every single year...

The fish fly infestation is so bad that once their season is over, people have to sweep them into piles like raking leaves in the fall, and they cover the ground and you can hear them popping when you walk... u__u they're so much worse than cicadas lol

Swarm vid ;~;

But I remember when it was a cicada year in Cincinnati about 12 years ago, maybe they're due for that in another 5 years. I actually like how cicadas sound, too.

@KingCharizard: They hang out underground for about 17 years until they mature.
I can't. Just no. Asdfghjkl.
That video literally sent shivers up my spine.
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Old April 12th, 2013 (03:16 PM).
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Oh my god I remember seeing one on a bush at my house when I was like 11. It flew onto my back and I am forever nervous around pretty large bugs because of that. I remember running around my house and into my back door screaming.
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