#Periodical Cicadas

Why Are Cicadas So Loud?

Amy Affelt has lived in Oak Park for 30 years. And this year, she’s been keenly aware of the cicadas that come out near the end of summer and create a shrill, shrieking chorus that seems to never end. “It’s just this constant sound that’s just this backdrop, and it...
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#bioPGH Blog: Bagworms

A resource of Biophilia: Pittsburgh, #bioPGH is a weekly blog and social media series that aims to encourage both children and adults to reconnect with nature and enjoy what each of our distinctive seasons has to offer. Over the weekend, I spied an intriguing little structure on the edge of...
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The Buzz About Cicadas

I suppose many folks heard the buzz on the news, this last spring, about the emergence of billions of cicadas back east. These are the famous Seventeen-year Periodical Cicadas, so called because it takes their nymphs seventeen years of feeding underground on tree roots to. reach the flying adult stage....
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Cicadas in review

What has all the racket been about this summer? That high-pitched whine heard most frequently on the hottest days, sounding like a dentist’s drill or the call for the college semester to begin. Recently, that would be the male dogday cicada, singing for a willing mate. Somewhat unusual in nature, the females are always silent. The dogday, aka harvest fly, is not to be confused with the periodical cicada (both the 17-year and 13-year) that bombarded our neighborhoods earlier in the season.

Here's when you can expect this year's cicada season to end

WABASH VALLEY, Ind. (WTHI) -- This year has been a big year for cicadas species. As we near the end of summer, many are wondering when they'll be gone. We've not only seen them fly around, but we've heard them too. Many residents feel the cicada noise is no longer enjoyable.

When Is Cicada Season? Essential Facts Homeowners Must Know To Protect Their Yard

In some parts of the United States, the buzzing sound of cicadas is a sign that summer has officially arrived. And while Brood X—the billions of cicadas that emerged en masse after gestating underground for 17 years—grabbed headlines this summer, there are a number of other types of cicadas that homeowners should have on their radar.

Breaking Down the Cicada Craze

You've probably been hearing that buzzing sound all around you this past summer. Well it's not the periodical cicadas that come out of the ground every 17 years that you're hearing. It's actually the annual cicadas. While the periodical cicadas have been seen and heard across the country for the...