Tag Archives: Brood X

Brood X Cicadas Attempting to Molt: Success and Failure

Not every cicada is successful . . . Continue reading

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Cicada Molting – May 22, 2021

Watch this baby molt! Continue reading

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Brood X Cicadas in the Morning

For some cicadas, the molting process can be long and arduous, taking up to an hour or more. After the nymph emerges from the ground and chooses a spot (usually one that is vertical, on a plant leaf or stem … Continue reading

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Protecting Young Trees from Periodical Cicadas

The cicadas are coming!
Brood X, also called the “Great Eastern Brood,” will emerge in DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, VA, and WV in 2021. Beginning as early as late April and continuing into June, adults will emerge at sunset from their underground locations where they spend most of their lives 1 to 8 feet below the surface as nymphs feeding on sap of tree roots. Continue reading

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