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17 Years Ago, Virginia Was Invaded… And It’s About To Happen Again.

They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder. But is that the case with cicadas? It’s been 17 years since that unmistakable droning was the soundtrack to a Virginian summer, and 2016 is the year they return. This particular kind, known as brood V, is expected to make quite a buzz in more ways than one. Some kinds of cicadas emerge annually, but it’s these periodic cicadas that are the most noticeable. Experts predict the northwestern portion of the state to be the most affected.

Can you believe it’s been 17 years since the last invasion in 1999?

Beth
Beth is a musician and freelance writer from Richmond, Virginia.