Enjoy Your Swarm of Locusts, East Coast

ShooterMcGavin

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...et-invade-east-coast-spring-article-1.1310555



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After 17-years living below ground, billions of cicadas belonging to Brood II are beginning to emerge across much of the eastern United States.

Billions of bugs are set to swarm the East Coast this Spring.
Flying insects will descend on cities, towns and villages from New England to North Carolina as part of a natural phenomenon that only occurs once every 17 years.
Brood II cicadas will emerge for the first time since 1996 to cover areas hotter than 64 degrees from mid-April to late May.

And there will be no escaping their noise — which has previously been compared to the sound of a New York City subway train.
But there's no need to worry, as experts say they are harmless to humans and trees.
Craig Gibbs, entomologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Queens Zoo, told CBS News that the Brood II was a "periodic cicada that hatches out every 17 years."

"The nymphs will come up, shed their nymphal skin and crawl up into the trees. They'll take about five days to harden and then start for four to six weeks calling and looking for mates," Gibbs added.
Dan Mozgai, a New Jersey resident who started cicadamania.com, told the Journal News he was expecting "significant emergence in New Jersey north of the Raritan River, in Staten Island, and in counties along the Hudson River."
The cicadas will then disappear, after a month of breeding, until 2030.
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Rash Rendering

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Those things drove me crazy last time. They are loud as fuck. Not so bad at night though. I couldn't wait for them to die.
 

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I thought this threads was going to be about the negroes.
 

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I lived in Maryland for the big Cicada scare of '79. That was my first experience with News Teases and the power of the media to incite panic. I was only 6, and was literally scared to go outside the first few weeks. Eventually it became fun to pick up the empty shells and chase the girls around the neighborhood with them.
 

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I lived in Maryland for the big Cicada scare of '79. That was my first experience with News Teases and the power of the media to incite panic. I was only 6, and was literally scared to go outside the first few weeks. Eventually it became fun to pick up the empty shells and chase the girls around the neighborhood with them.
That's how you learned your way with woman

/explains that
 

NuttyJim

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Whew, I thought this was about the moon crickets again.
 

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I thought it was just called "summer"? I live in the ground zero area of NJ and have heard the damn things every single summer of my life. Nothing to see here.
 

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I thought it was just called "summer"? I live in the ground zero area of NJ and have heard the damn things every single summer of my life. Nothing to see here.
That's why the last time I barely noticed it. I'm in the pine barrens those little shits are everywhere