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After their 17-year hiatus, billions of the Brood X cicadas will emerge in early May from underground lairs in a natural cycle that cicadas have followed for thousands of years. View the latest media coverage on the 2021 Brood X cicada emergence, featuring one of the lead entomologists on the scene, Dr. Gene Kritsky, Dean of Behavioral and Natural Sciences at Mount St. Joseph University. 

 

Ohio:

Brood X: The Cicada Podcast

Mount St. Joseph University Press Release: 17-year cicadas emerging in early may; help track emergence with an app

Channel 5: Cincinnati: 2021 cicada emergence a 'generational event' in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky

Channel 5: Everything you need to know about 2021 cicadas: When, how many, how long

The Blade - Toledo, OH: Periodical cicadas should not be singing near us

Hamilton Journal News: As cicada time approaches, local scientists plan research projects

Local 12: The cicadas are coming! Help scientists track them on the Cicada Safari app

Cincinnati Citybeat: Here's How You Can Help Track the Billions (Yes, Billions) of Cicadas Coming to Greater Cincinnati

Fox19: 17-year cicadas emerging in early May; track them with an app

Fox19: Get ready for a loud spring: 17-year cicadas emerge this year

ABC10 - Cleveland: Billions of 17-year cicadas expected to emerge in 2021

Columbus Dispatch: Periodical cicadas are due to surface this year. Expect billions.

Fremont (OH) News Messenger: Cicadas Brood X could swarm in trillions in Ohio

Dayton.com: What you need to know about 17-year cicadas emerging in Ohio in 2021

Cincinnati Enquirer: They'll be screaming: See where in Cincinnati the Brood X cicadas will be out in force 

Ohio News Time: Billions of cicadas expected to emerge in 2021

The Repository - Canton, OH: 17-year cicadas are due to surface soon, prominently

Akron Beacon Journal: 17-year cicadas are due to surface soon, prominently in western ohio

Channel 5 Podcast 

Illinois:

WBez Chicago: Billions of cicadas will soon emerge in Illinois and across U.S.

Massachusetts:

The Atlantic: The biggest party of 2021 is about to start

Yahoo! News: Cicada swarms are coming to a state near you. Here's what to know

California:

10News.com: App created to help scientists map and track 17-year cicada emergence

Kentucky

WYMT - Eastern Kentucky: 17-year cicadas emerging in early may; track them with an app

Northern Kentucky Tribune: 17-year cicadas right on time-help scientists track emergence of the Brood Xers-with 'Cicada Safari'

River City News - Northern Kentucky: Cicadas are coming: New app will help track, research them

River City News - Northern Kentucky: WVXU launches cicada podcast

Fort Thomas Matters - Northern Kentucky: There's an app for that: help scientists track the 17-year cicadas emergence in early May

Pennsylvania:

LNP, Lancaster Online - Pennsylvania: Cicadas are coming to Pennsylvania in 2021: When will they emerge? Will they kill my plants? 

Local 21 News - Harrisburg, PA: 2021 marks emergence of cicadas after 17-year cycle 

Local 21 News - Harrisburg, PA: 2021 marks emergence of cicadas after 17-year cycle

Michigan:

Michigan Live: Billions of 17-year cicadas are about to emerge and swarm michigan

Indiana:

South Bend Tribune: Big, noisy cicadas to emerge in Michiana after 17 years underground. Remember 2004?

Tennessee:

Channel 3 - Tennessee: Get ready for Brood X: The once-every-17-years cicada swarm is coming

News Channel 11 - East Tennessee: 'It's a biggie Tennessee event': Cicada experts discuss Brood X

Washington:

The Washington Post: In 2004, as legions of cicadas engulfed our region, my son was born. As Brood X returns, a lot has happened for him and the bugs

New Jersey:

Patch.com: Billions of 17-year cicadas will emerge in NJ in 2021

 

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WBEZ Chicago

Cincinnati Enquirer

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Other Publications:

Farm World Online: Cicadas coming to a town near you? There's an app for that

Entomology Today: Got cicadas? Take a picture and help entomologists map their arrival

Scientific American: Noisy cicadas are emerging earlier

Alie Ward Blog and Podcast

Science Times: Brood X cicadas are crawling out of the ground sooner than expected

The Trek: Brood X Cicadas to emerge on Appalachian Trail after 17 years

Energy and Environment News: Here come the cicadas who weren't tricked by warming