Brood II

The Brood II Periodical Cicadas have emerged by their untold millions on the East Coast of the United States.  Their continuous buzzing was the soundscape of a weekend trip to Virginia.  Above, this mated pair was a tangle of wings.

These cicadas showed a strong preference for truck tires.

After a few frenzied weeks, the magicicadas will slowly die off.  The next generation of Brood II will not be seen until 2030.  


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