Millions of Brood X cicadas are emerging across the United States. The first cicada sighting at Nazareth has occurred. Sister Kelly O’Mahony shares the above shot taken on May 29, 2021. Have you spotted your first cicada yet?
NPR reports that Brood X isn’t the only group of cicadas that spends nearly two decades underground, but it is the biggest and most famous. The return of these enormous black bugs only lasts about six weeks and is a rare chance for researchers to try to understand everything from the creature’s basic biological design to the impact of its mass appearance on other living creatures.