Just this week we started finding hundreds (ok thousands) of cicadas outside each morning and everyday the hum in the air is growing. A bit of searching turned up that 2014 in our part of IL is the year for emergence of brood III of the Magicacada, a 17 year periodical cicada.

For more info on cicadas, including pictures and videos, check out cicadamania.com.

Cicada emerging:

Cicada emerging from exoskeleton

Magicacada Brood III Iowan

 

Have you seen any cicadas this year?

 

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