Cicadas will soon invade the state of Maryland

Apr 12, 2021

Brood X, a new generation of cicadas, will begin to show up in Maryland in the next few weeks,  after a 17-year-long hiatus.

These periodical cicadas  — cicadas that emerge every 17 years — are only found along the eastern half of the United States, according to experts.

Experts say the red-eyed, “straw-nosed” bug will begin to show up as early as late April, will fully emerge by the beginning of May and last until June.

Michael Raupp, professor emeritus of entomology at the University of Maryland, said this will be one of the largest groups of cicadas the states have seen.