Brood Awakening: 17-Year Cicadas Emerge 4 Years Early

Good news and bad news.

The good news?

Epic eastern cicada action!

Swarms of cicadas are unexpectedly crawling out from under trees from North Carolina to New Jersey. The red-eyed insects are almost impossible to miss; they fly around lazily, plunking into backyard barbecues and crashing into cars.

The bad news?

Their early emergence may be another sign of a warming planet.

LINK (via: Scientific American)

2 thoughts on “Brood Awakening: 17-Year Cicadas Emerge 4 Years Early

  1. Come on, it’s nature! What to do? Calm down and enjoy some different flavour on your BBQ!
    ahah kidding!
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