Some states should expect to be bugged by some late insectoid arrivals.
Scientists predict that some states, including Maryland, may see late bloomer cicadas emerge from underground a year after they were supposed to. While most cicadas awoke from a 17-year slumber in 2021, driving everyone to distraction with incessant buzzing, some of them overslept and appeared this month.
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Some naturalists observed the cicada breed known as "Magicicada" from Brood X in early May. While some specimens were spotted in North Carolina, researcher Gene Kritsky of Mount St. Joseph University claims that other regions may see similar stragglers awaken as the soil in Maryland, Indiana, and Iowa warms up. For example, Maryland should not see any cicadas until the soil temperature reaches 64 degrees in late May, according to CBS 13 WJZ.
The Magicicada, or periodical cicada, is a particular genus of cicada that lives in the United States and emerges in cycles of either 13 or 17 years, depending on the species. Stragglers are considered to be any cicadas who awaken years before or after the estimated date.
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While some may notice the stragglers, it is unlikely that their presence will be as significant as last year's since local predators will most likely consume them.