Source East Coast about to see power of big numbers in coming cicada invasion Cicada’s or some times they are called locus, will soon be hatching and it’s all about Sex! If you live in the east or northeast U.S.A. try to enjoy this event, it only occurs every 17 years.
Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East Coast. They will arrive in such numbers that people from North Carolina to Connecticut will be outnumbered roughly 600 to 1.
Cicada’s (locus) are harmless and won’t hurt you or other animals. At worst, they might damage a few saplings or young shrubs. They have been waiting 17 years and they’re looking for just one thing, sex.
They will emerge only when the ground temperature reaches precisely 64 degrees. After a few weeks up in the trees, they will die and their offspring will go underground, not to return until 2030.
Experts say that they really don’t have a handle on how many cicadas are lurking underground but that 30 billion seems like a good estimate. At the Smithsonian Institution, researcher Gary Hevel thinks it may be more like 1 trillion.
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