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If you are younger than 17 then this will be a first for you.  This is the longest lived insect in the world and we have them right here in the northeast.  Check out this site then go out & look around for them.  www.cicadamania.org
Awesome    
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   What a fascinating world we live in,eh?    
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Silly me,  what was I thinking? I forget that this is a forum for those who grow plants that eat bugs.  A cicada is just one big fat juicy meal for your plants.  
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In 99 I had just finished a job in Pa, and I was driving through ohio on my way home to NC and I can't tell you how many of these bugs splattered on the windshield of the penske truck I was driving. I stopped at a rest stop and a women told us they they only come every 20 years or so. It was really freaky.
 
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Quote[/b] (0zzy @ May 03 2004,2:36)]In 99 I had just finished a job in Pa, and I was driving through ohio on my way home to NC and I can't tell you how many of these bugs splattered on the windshield of the penske truck I was driving. I stopped at a rest stop and a women told us they they only come every 20 years or so. It was really freaky.
But they're coming this year... So this must have been 79 when it happened, not 99
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Oh boy... another one of ozzys lies!
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Spec once again shows his ignorance. There are different species of these bugs and they are on different timetables. Some species are on a 13 year cycles. Spec check your facts.
 
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Here in southern Australia we just had the worst Summer I can ever remember with cicadas. In some areas you couldn't leave the house without wearing earplugs for fear of being deafened. At some stages they literally covered the trees.
 
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Quote[/b] (0zzy @ May 03 2004,3:08)]Spec once again shows his ignorance. There are different species of these bugs and they are on different timetables. Some species are and a 13 year cycles. Spec check your facts.
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I had one inside my pants once, crawling up my leg towards the Holy Land. Man, you should have seen those jeans come off! I think I must have broke the sound barrier I moved so fast. I doubt the neighbors even gave me a second glance.

Their song is one I associate with summer, and it is a fascinating thing to consider a life cycle that is so different from most. I can't say that I am looking forward to them, but it will be interesting to see how many show up.
 

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I thought the 17 year cicadas were the ones that came out LAST summer
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God, I hate those. It sounded like an Alien spaceship was landing in my back yard. Ugh, now I'm not looking foward to going home so much...
 
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Thanks for the brood map, Scotty.

I'm in the range of the next brood, 3 years from now.

For those interested, there are 4 species of 17 year cicadas mainly in the northern and central U.S., and 4 species of 13 year cicadas mainly in the southern half of the country - with some controversy over whether the length of time should or should not rank them as separate species.

These aren't the same as the summer cicadas, which are much more widespread, and are present ever year.


They are quite interesting insects.
 

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RR all u i was gonna say all that You beet me to it *grins*

Thats right everyone, Brood X is coming! protect your young trees! get out the soy sauce its time for some bug mania. They are very creepy looking but are good dipped in soy sauce and salsa. baked first, please.

Yes people who have young trees should worry this yeat
 

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Well, according to the map there's a pair of Broods SW of Roanoke, so hopefully we won't have it so bad
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Quote[/b] (Tamlin Dawnstar @ May 02 2004,10:04)]I had one inside my pants once, crawling up my leg towards the Holy Land.  Man, you should have seen those jeans come off!  I think I must have broke the sound barrier I moved so fast.  I doubt the neighbors even gave me a second glance.

Their song is one I associate with summer, and it is a fascinating thing to consider a life cycle that is so different from most.  I can't say that I am looking forward to them, but it will be interesting to see how many show up.
Tamlin that is too d@mn funny!!
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Hey, correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't you get different populations of the 17 year cicada each year?  I understand they're on a 17 year cycle, but that doesn't mean they're all on the SAME 17 year cycle....or does it?
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Hmmm. I guess I should have read the whole thread before posting. Lol.
 
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hmmm... i c a couple of cicadas every summer, but never seen a swarm of them.
i wish they could swarm around now cuz i live on Long Island.
if they did, i might get school off
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"cicada" day instead of snow day
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Quote[/b] (Tamlin Dawnstar @ May 03 2004,7:04)]I had one inside my pants once, crawling up my leg towards the Holy Land.  Man, you should have seen those jeans come off!  I think I must have broke the sound barrier I moved so fast.  I doubt the neighbors even gave me a second glance.
That happened with me, only i ran into a wasp nest
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and yes, one of them stung me "there"
 
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