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Cicadas: A crash course

Everything you need to know about cicadas in five minutes or less, including their lifecycle and details on Brood X's appearance in 2021.

A newly emerged adult cicada dries its wings on a leaf in College Park, Maryland US, on May 14, 2021. The once-every-17 year Brood X cicada hatches will occur in the middle part of the Eastern United States, from as far south as Eastern Tennessee, all the way up to southern parts of New York.

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