Cicada on a wooden post. Cicadas (Cicadidae, Magicicada) are 13- and 17- year periodical cicadas of North America. Photo: John J. Mosesso, USGS. Public domain.

Billions of Cicadas Will Be Emerging In the United States

Geo Contributor

Starting sometime in April or May, depending on latitude, one of the largest broods of 17-year cicadas will emerge from underground in a dozen states.