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Cicadas 2013: They're Everywhere! (Are They Here?)

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Cicadas 2013: They're Everywhere! (Are They Here?)

At first, there were one or two husks on a tree. Then there were several squashed bugs in the school parking lot. Now, it's a swarm of Cicadas in parts of Northern Virginia. 

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The cicada hum can be heard loudly in Dale City and parts farther south, including Fredericksburg.

Some areas of Northern Virginia have yet to experience the “Cicadapocalypse," but the bugs are out in large numbers in Prince William County and parts of Fairfax County.

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Known as the  East Coast II brood, these cicadas  and several other states up through Connecticut. The result? A 7 kHz buzz filling the region as the cicadas try to attract mates.

If they behave typically, the cicadas will be around for four to six weeks. According to the Nature Conservancy, birds and other wildlife will have an ample source of food this year. In addition, the pruning of some trees that these insects do is actually good for local forests.

Want more pics? Check out these cicada photos!

Also see:

  • 7 Reasons to Embrace the Cicada 'Swarmegageddon'
  • Are Cicadas Safe to Eat? Cicada Recipes and Cooking Tips
  • Pet Safety During Cicada Season

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