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.
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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.
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