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Cicadas 2013: They're Everywhere! (Really?)

Submit your swarm shots as the Cicada brood emerges.

At first, there were one or two husks on a tree. Then there were several squashed bugs in the school parking lot. Now, it's a swarm of Cicadas in parts of Northern Virginia. What about Reston?

What better way to spend the holiday weekend than photographing bugs? Share your cicada photos with us by clicking on the 'upload' button above! 

The cicada hum can be heard loudly in Dale City and parts farther south, including Fredericksburg.

Some areas of Northern Virginia have yet to experience the “Cicadapocalypse," but the bugs are out in large numbers in Prince William County and parts of Fairfax County.

Tell us where you're seeing the cicadas this year in the comments section!

Known as the East Coast II brood, these cicadas  and several other states up through Connecticut. The result? A 7 kHz buzz filling 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.

Want more pics? Check out these cicada photos!

Also see:

  • 7 Reasons to Embrace the Cicada 'Swarmegageddon'
  • Are Cicadas Safe to Eat? Cicada Recipes and Cooking Tips
  • Pet Safety During Cicada Season
Laurie Dodd May 26, 2013 at 07:10 PM
In north Reston, I have not yet seen a single cicada this year. Where are they?
J L May 27, 2013 at 01:40 AM
I'm in McLean. I have quie a few large white larvae in the ground--dug up while gardening. They are not yet ready to emerge.
Ray May 27, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Saint Mary's county near the Solomon island bridge. The loud sound you hear is the bugs
Kimberlynns June 10, 2013 at 02:12 AM
San marcos texas... Our 10+ acres are over loaded!! Its so loud u can't hear anything else...

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