DMV – Get Ready – Millions of Cicadas Will Be Mating Soon Near You!

The Washington, D.C. region will be covered with some busy and noisy bugs soon.  Brood X cicadas — the ones that emerge from the underground every 17 years — will be in a tree or a bush or your car very soon, getting it on.  The density of them is mind-blowing — 1.5 million an acre — according to Mike Raupp, an entomologist who travels the country giving speeches about them. (really?) They are only found here in the Eastern U.S., and although 14 other states get them too, the DMV is going to be the “epicenter” of the cicada universe from May through July.  Once they mate, they die, but not until the female plants her eggs in trees.  So watch your step and close your windows, the cicadas are coming!

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