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Wakey, Wakey: Millions Of Cicadas To Emerge After 17 Years Of Underground Slumber

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Published on May 25, 2020 - Duration: 00:39s

Wakey, Wakey: Millions Of Cicadas To Emerge After 17 Years Of Underground Slumber

Cicadas are easy to spot, with their large bodies, big bulbous eyes, and see-through wings.

Now, Gizmodo reports a brood of periodic cicadas not seen since 2003 is expected to emerge this year in parts of the United States.

They're expected to rear their buggy, ugly heads in southwestern Virginia, parts of North Carolina, and West Virginia.

The insects pose a threat to fruit and ornamental crops., so farmers are being warned to prepare accordingly.

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