I was around in 2004 when that Brood of Cicadas came through VA, and sounds like another equally large brood of cicadas is coming soon:
They aren’t the 17 year ones. I remember those back in 1987 and in 2004. Those were the big ones. This can’t be as big.
The group expected in the capital region this spring, known as Brood 2, are the offspring of cicadas last seen in 1996.
Steve, there are several 17 year broods. This is a big one, but not as big as the 2004 brood.
As for me, I’m excited about my first big cicada season. We don’t have them out West and the regular ones are already really loud. I got my camera and a pan with hot butter waiting.
Looking forward to it, if you can’t BEAT them, you can at least EAT them: http://tinyurl.com/Cicada-Recipe
I still have the chitinous carapace shed by a 2004 Cicada who was emerging into adulthood. I enjoyed the 1987 and 2004 invasions – holding one of those red-eyed buzzellas in my hand was like holding one of those buzzing gag toys.
Hail, Cikky Cacada!!!
PS– BRIDAL REGISTRIES IN VIRGINIA– Take note!! Cicadas love attending outdoor weddings.
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