Brood X cicadas emerge around NJ after 17 years under ground

New Jersey has an abundance of Brood X, especially around Princeton

After 17 years underground, thousands of Brood X cicadas are emerging. The loud, large, winged insects are considered beautiful by some but a nuisance by plenty of others. They’re crawling out of the ground for a busy four to six weeks of flying, mating and eventually dying, not to be seen for another 17 years.

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