17-Year Cicadas to Emerge in Central Virginia

April showers bring may flowers, but this year we can expect to see more than just plants popping out of the ground. Full Story

Since: Oct 12

Buckingham, VA

#5 Apr 30, 2013
Didn't these things last hatch in 2004? Prior to that in 1987?

It has only been 9 years since we last saw their red-eyes?

Am I missing something?
Cville resident

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Apr 30, 2013
I remember those. I think those were the locust.... I may be wrong though, but the sound of those nasty critters drove me up the wall. Yuk
Mr-Butcher wrote:
Didn't these things last hatch in 2004? Prior to that in 1987?
It has only been 9 years since we last saw their red-eyes?
Am I missing something?
Louisa Louise

Winchester, VA

#9 Apr 30, 2013
To anyone that wants to talk seriously

So thats what all these holes are in my yard. Pencil size holes with little piles of dirt on them? They're concentrated in one area near where the dogs are kept.
Geez- Iwas worried they were snake holes.
amaithi

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Apr 30, 2013
Mr-Butcher wrote:
Didn't these things last hatch in 2004? Prior to that in 1987?
It has only been 9 years since we last saw their red-eyes?
Am I missing something?
There are at least 12 broods of 17-year cicadas plus another three broods that emerge every 13 years. "A brood is a class year, like the graduates of 2004 who will be graduating this May," said Gene Kritsky, a biologist and cicada expert at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio.

A brood emerges almost every year somewhere, sometimes overlapping with others. But none of the emergences matches the pure size of Brood X, which includes three cicada species: Magicicada septendecim, Magicicada cassini, and Magicicada septendecula.

Since: Oct 12

Buckingham, VA

#11 Apr 30, 2013
amaithi wrote:
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There are at least 12 broods of 17-year cicadas plus another three broods that emerge every 13 years. "A brood is a class year, like the graduates of 2004 who will be graduating this May," said Gene Kritsky, a biologist and cicada expert at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A brood emerges almost every year somewhere, sometimes overlapping with others. But none of the emergences matches the pure size of Brood X, which includes three cicada species: Magicicada septendecim, Magicicada cassini, and Magicicada septendecula.
thank you.
louisa lady

Louisa, VA

#12 Apr 30, 2013
Louisa Louise wrote:
To anyone that wants to talk seriously
So thats what all these holes are in my yard. Pencil size holes with little piles of dirt on them? They're concentrated in one area near where the dogs are kept.
Geez- Iwas worried they were snake holes.
About two weeks ago I noticed little holes with piles of dirt while I was weeding my strawberry garden. They were everywhere. The holes looked exactly like the crayfish holes around my pond.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#13 May 1, 2013
Cruz

Charlottesville, VA

#14 May 1, 2013
NO big deal. It's part of living in the south. Fishing on the James and listening to all the bugs is just natures music at it's best!
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#15 May 1, 2013
Cruz wrote:
NO big deal. It's part of living in the south. Fishing on the James and listening to all the bugs is just natures music at it's best!
Thanks, I feel better now.
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#16 May 1, 2013
The map in the video isn't very geographically accurate. It shows certain cities (Richmond, Lynchburg) as separate entities, but not others (Charlottesville, Frederickburg). The correct way is to display them as separate entities, but at least try to be consistent!
amaithi

Charlottesville, VA

#17 May 1, 2013
Cruz wrote:
NO big deal. It's part of living in the south. Fishing on the James and listening to all the bugs is just natures music at it's best!
bass love these cicadas. catch the cicada, put the hook under his "chin" up through the back of head, cast. the hit the water fluttering and bass can't resist....
Cruz

Charlottesville, VA

#18 May 1, 2013
amaithi wrote:
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bass love these cicadas. catch the cicada, put the hook under his "chin" up through the back of head, cast. the hit the water fluttering and bass can't resist....
YES THEY DO!!! Tried that myself a few times.
Stace

Palmyra, VA

#19 May 3, 2013
Mr-Butcher wrote:
Didn't these things last hatch in 2004? Prior to that in 1987?
It has only been 9 years since we last saw their red-eyes?
Am I missing something?
They last hatched in 1996, they come back every 17 years.
Stace

Palmyra, VA

#20 May 3, 2013
They last hatched in 1996, they come back every 17 years.
Anastasia

Palmyra, VA

#21 May 3, 2013
Does anyone know if they effect your crop?
gman

Tallassee, AL

#22 May 6, 2013
wow
Scooter

Barboursville, VA

#23 May 6, 2013
Whoa
Scooter

Barboursville, VA

#24 May 6, 2013
Anastasia wrote:
Does anyone know if they effect your crop?
Crop?
JJLLOYD

Louisa, VA

#26 Jun 5, 2013
My dog won't stop eating them. She's not interested in dog food anymore.
JJLLOYD

Louisa, VA

#27 Jun 5, 2013
I was told they came up early in Louisa because of the earthquake, it loosened the soil. "The lord rapped his staff on the earth here to bring us these heavenly delectable creatures before they arrived elsewhere so that we may figure out how to prepare them in meals and spread the good word"

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