Where Are The 17-Year Cicadas?

Q: What happened to the 17-year cicadas? Are they a no-show?

A: We don’t have many of the 17-year or 13-year cicadas around here. But we do have lots of dog-day cicadas, which are a different species entirely. I’m hearing them in my trees right now. A friend tells me that a week ago at the Monteagle Mountain TN parking lot, the cicadas were so loud she could easily hear them over the rumbling of a dozen diesel trucks assembled there.

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