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Cicada 2013: Share Your Pictures

See the bugs on your sidewalk? In your yard? Hanging from your dog's mouth? Post your pics!

 

Get that camera phone ready for something gross and (maybe) delicious. 

The first cicadas — and their empty, crunchy shells — have officially arrived in Virginia for the 2013 season.

Some areas of Northern Virginia have yet to exerpience the “Cicadapocalypse," but Prince William County and southern Fairfax have seen some of the bugs.

Share your cicada photos with us by clicking on the 'upload' button above!

Known as the East Coast II brood, these cicadas  and several other states up through Connecticut. The result? A 7 kHz buzz could fill the region as the cicadas try to attract mates.

If they behave typically, the cicadas will be around for four to six weeks. According to the Nature Conservancy, birds and other wildlife will have an ample source of food this year. In addition, the pruning of some trees that these insects do is actually good for local forests.

Also see:

  • 7 Reasons to Embrace the Cicada 'Swarmegageddon'
  • Are Cicadas Safe to Eat? Cicada Recipes and Cooking Tips
  • Pet Safety During Cicada Season
Bob Matthews May 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM
I haven't seen a single Cicada yet
Nancy Mowry May 22, 2013 at 07:14 AM
Me either Bob but let's hope they skip our area? :)
Gene Harper May 23, 2013 at 04:57 PM
The're getting closer....I heard them on Sunrise Valley Dr. this morning chirping away.

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