Cicada invasion to occur in Oklahoma

<a href=OSU20Agriculture><em><span style=font size 15rem color 333333>Cicada invasion to occur<span><em><a>

A rare emergence of both 13-year and 17-year periodical cicadas will begin as early as late April in the eastern half of the U.S., and eastern Oklahoma will notice the abundant, loud insects.

Millions of 13-year Brood XIX cicadas are expected to break through the soil and appear above ground to mate in far eastern Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois and several southern states. After hatching and burrowing into the ground, they have survived on tree sap for the past 13 years. Similarly, the 17-year Brood XIII cicadas that hatched in 2007 will emerge this spring and summer in northern Illinois and parts of eastern Iowa.

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Craig Hall
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