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Wonderful Wednesday: ByeBye Brood X

23 Jun

Brood X Cicadas Are Emerging at Last

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/brood-x-cicadas-are-emerging-at-last1/

 

Every 17 years, millions of creatures, called Brood X cicadas, emerge in the Mid-Atlantic, and 2021 is one of those years. These odd insects are not locus or grasshoppers; they are entirely different insects and do not swarm or even fly very well. It sounds like we are on some alien planet when you go outside, but other than that, luckily they don’t like the sandy soil in my yard, so we don’t get many. This morning on our walk, one flew into the street right in front of Sofie and went, “buzz, buzz, zit,” and she wanted to investigate, but we just moved on. Turn your sound up and you can hear them in the background of Louise’s video below. This was about a week or so ago, at their peak.

They do feel really weird when they grab onto your legs, but they are harmless. Here are a few cicada husks left on a bush that I took this morning.

They are almost gone now, they’ve been here since mid-May and they last about 1 month. See you in 2038 Brood X.  (Good riddance!)

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
4 Comments

Posted by on June 23, 2021 in Bugs, Dogs

 

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4 responses to “Wonderful Wednesday: ByeBye Brood X

  1. easyweimaraner

    June 23, 2021 at 02:06

    we don’t have that guys here, but it sounds interesting (for dogs) :O)))

     
    • dogdaz

      June 23, 2021 at 06:19

      They can eat too many and get tummy trouble 😿

       
  2. Genevieve Petrillo

    June 23, 2021 at 13:27

    I’m pretty sure if one landed on Mom, she’d jump off a bridge. Happily, they are not in our neighborhood, but they’re just a 30 minute car trip away.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

     
    • dogdaz

      June 23, 2021 at 17:40

      They feel strange on you, for sure

       

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