OHIO – If 2020 wasn’t bad enough, looking to 2021 we will have one of the biggest broods of Cicadas, Brood X will emerge from their 17 years of slumber.
Lying dormant for 17 years and living off moisture from the tree roots brood X is planning to buzz your 2021 spring in massive numbers.
The cicada will emerge during one of the first warm spring rains, and slowly overtake the area with males attract females with the rapid vibrating of the sides of their abdomen to produce the sound. They will shed their exoskeletons while attaching to branches, mate, lay eggs and die off in about six weeks. The new brood nymphs will then drop down after hatching and burrow underground to start the 17 year cycle again.
Scientist expect to see the bugs around mid may and will buzz constantly until June.
Brood X is considered one of the biggest in the Ohio area, and Biggest in Indiana where some locals are already expecting a “cicada apocalypse.”
The positive is that these bugs are harmless to humans and mainly just a nuisance flying into windshields and covering trees and bushes with tiny carcasses, oh and the annoying sound.
Brood X spreads across many states Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C.