Cicadas Have Arrived in Central Virginia

There are 17 comments on the May 8, 2013, NBC29 Charlottesville story titled Cicadas Have Arrived in Central Virginia. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

"They're really neat insects so everybody should enjoy the opportunity to see them," said naturalist writer Marlene Condon.

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Helen and Joy Maurer

Charlottesville, VA

#1 May 12, 2013
We had uncountable amounts of cicadas starting Saturday. They were on the house and solid on small trees and shrubs.
me no like

Grove City, OH

#3 May 12, 2013
there are gross
me no like

Grove City, OH

#4 May 12, 2013
they are gross
Bob

Keswick, VA

#5 May 12, 2013
At least UVA employees have something to feed their family with! Dip them in ranch dressing, it's better than 1,000 island!
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#6 May 13, 2013
Bob wrote:
At least UVA employees have something to feed their family with! Dip them in ranch dressing, it's better than 1,000 island!
they make a great pizza topping
Waldo

Scottsville, VA

#7 May 13, 2013
I had uncountable cicadas too. I didn't hear or see any. Zero!
GML resident

Charlottesville, VA

#8 May 13, 2013
They're out in Stanardsville
Native

Charlottesville, VA

#9 May 13, 2013
Please God let them eat the damn stink bugs!!
Just Saying

Orange, VA

#10 May 13, 2013
Well they sure don't feel good hitting you in the face or any other body part while on your motorcycle!!!! lol..
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#11 May 13, 2013
I saw one in my yard in Belmont. So, they are in the city as well.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#12 May 13, 2013
My windshield got absolutely covered driving into a swarm of them Saturday morning on 64 in Waynesboro. Never seen anything like it.
They're in my yard in cville as well.
Gene

Forest, VA

#13 May 13, 2013
Pets, and some people (!) eat them! And, from the last time I went through this, when I lived in the city, they can cover the sidewalk and really mess things up!

But, I agree, they are kind of neat!
mrfitman

Glen Allen, VA

#14 May 13, 2013
They DO FEED on PLANTS!! I watch them!! Where do they get their nutrients?? "AIR?"
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#15 May 13, 2013
huck wrote:
My windshield got absolutely covered driving into a swarm of them Saturday morning on 64 in Waynesboro. Never seen anything like it.
They're in my yard in cville as well.
Are you familiar with love bugs?
G Luv

Charlottesville, VA

#16 May 13, 2013
Fried with butter and garlic:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/those-bea...
JMK

Miamisburg, OH

#17 May 13, 2013
Use caution... I remember when they were out last time, 17 years ago, people were eating big plates of them. I heard of one fellow who nearly died in the DC area because it turned out he was deathly allergic to them. I don't remember what paper or news outlet the report was in, but I'm sure Google would turn it up.
Jay Hightman

Charlottesville, VA

#18 May 13, 2013
The University of Maryland has a good cicada cookbook, which can be found here:

http://www.newsdesk.umd.edu/scitech/cicadarec...

CICADA RECIPES

**Disclaimer: the University of Maryland and Cicadamaniacs do not advocate eating cicadas without first consulting with your doctor. While many people do eat cicadas, there is no guarantee that they are safe for every person to eat. As with all foods, it is possible that certain individuals, will have allergic reactions to substances within the cicada.**

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