Monday, May 20, 2013

The Cicadas Are Coming!!

The Cicada invasion expected this year is being referred to as "Swarmageddon", with billions of the critters taking over the East coast.  

 Picture from Magicicada

The brood of cicadas that’s currently working its way out of the ground between Georgia and Connecticut is one of the largest of the fifteen U.S. cicada broods.  For 17 years, they've been sucking up fluid from plant roots and waiting for their biological alarm clock to ring. The bugs emerge in droves when the soil temperature reaches 64 degrees.

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