The Cicadas are Here!

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


Billions of cicada insects have emerged after 17 years underground in parts of 15 states. These cicadas fill the air with their buzzing mating calls. Click below to view a fascinating articles, videos and activities about cicadas.

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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