Across Appalachia

Cicada Brood Hatches for First Time in 17 Years

Date: August 22, 2017

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By Meredith Abercrombie

The familiar hum of cicadas will be on full blast this summer, as Periodical Cicada Brood VI emerges for the first time since 2000. These cicadas are found in North Carolina, northeast Georgia and upper South Carolina.

Anglers are looking forward to the trout that surface to feed on the cicadas.

While there were sightings of cicadas in places like Maryland and Kentucky earlier this summer, Magicicada.org, a website that tracks cicada hatchings, suspects these are straggler populations that were not due to hatch until 2021.

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