Region’s largest brood of cicadas will emerge this year

Mar 8, 2021

BALTIMORE (AP) — The region’s largest brood of cicadas will emerge this year.

The Baltimore Sun reported last week that scientists are rejoicing over the once-every-17-years event.

Millions of cicadas are likely to rise from the ground around mid- to late May.

The insects will stick around for two to four weeks.

The cicadas will breed and leave behind the next generation. It will surface in 2038. The winged singers are part of a group called Brood X or Brood Ten.

They will be hard to miss because their calls can approach 100 decibels.

That’s the same intensity of a lawn mower. The last time Brood X made its appearance was in May 2004.