Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware
January 14, 2021
Birds singing. Crickets chirping. Children playing. And the loud, unwelcomed sounds of cicadas. Sound like your summertime? Cicadas aren’t around every year, so we often hope the bugs aren’t disrupting the peace come the warm season. Unlike bees, ants, and mosquitoes, you might actually be lucky enough to miss out on cicadas because aren’t around every year due to their very interesting life cycle. The female cicada lays her eggs in the twigs of trees, and when the nymph is hatched from the egg, it drops to the ground. It burrows itself into the ground and attaches itself to the roots of plants and trees. Here it remains motionless while sucking at the sap of roots—for about 17 years! After this long rest, it instinctually moves toward the light and climbs the tree trunks, where its skin splits open and the mature cicada emerges. It spends about five weeks of active life in the sunlight, after which, it just dies. Today, we’re taking a look at the Cicadas 2021 forecast for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Cicadas 2021: Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware
Because of the strange 17-year cycle, scientists identify cicada generations in broods with—you guessed it!—a total of 17 broods. Last year we Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey didn’t see cicadas because Brood IX caused a ruckus in localized parts of Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. However, we’re not so lucky this year.
Welcome, Brood X (AKA Brood 10), to Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey! Yes, you will be seeing and hearing cicadas this summer. And we have some bad news: it’s one of the most widespread and abundant of known generations. Many states are impacted, including Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and Eastern Tennessee, although it has been seen from Missouri to Georgia and Michigan to Long Island.
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