Periodical Cicadas: ''17-Year Locusts''
- First Paragraph:
- No other insect causes as much curiosity and wonder as periodical cicadas do. Their sudden appearance in late May or early June is dramatic and usually noisy as the males produce a seemingly endless whirring sound. Usually the “chorus” begins shortly after day-break and continues uninterrupted until evening. In areas of heavy emergence, the noise created can be deafening. The insects mate within 1 week and females begin to deposit
their eggs about 7 to 10 days after emergence.
- Publication Number:
- George Hamilton
- Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
- Date Published:
- periodical cicada, 17 year locust