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Trillions of insects are about to intrude overground after 17 years underground

Trillions of insects are about to intrude overground after 17 years underground

In 15 U.S. states plus Washington DC. insects, whose kind is Brood X cicadas, are starting to storm over the earth. Brood X is a periodical cicadas. That means that they spend most of their life under the ground by settling over tree roots. In seventeenth year of their spring, they start to climb upwards the roots. They find a place for themselves in the upper parts of roots for reproduction.

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Slevin Kelevra
Slevin Kelevra 4 days

Seems like every year we hear about this only happening every 17 years. Are there different cicadas that come out each year? I know the last time I read an article like this wasn't 17 years ago.

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