The Cicadas are Coming!

Billions of cicadas are coming! Learn about this once in every 17 year event.


Within the next month, billions of cicada insects will emerge after 17 years underground in parts of 15 states. These cicadas will fill the air with their buzzing mating calls. Click below to view a fascinating articles, videos and activities about the cicadas and when they’ll arrive and where.

EarthSky.Org by Kelly Kizer Whitt

Chicago Academy of Science, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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Cicada Mania

Cicadas vary in size from 0.75 to 2.25 inches long.

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