When Will Brood X Cicadas Appear in Atlanta?

cicadas on tree

Q: I’m very interested in the Brood X cicadas. Any ideas on when and where
these unique bugs will appear? 

A: Only a few counties in far north Georgia will see a notable appearance of Brood X cicadas. In metro Atlanta, we will have the usual appearance of annual cicadas but they are a normal occurrence in summer. Remember, the Brood X periodical cicadas have red eyes, while the common annual cicada’s eyes are black. If you want to see where the multitudinous insects are actually emerging (millions per acre!), download the free phone app at Cicada Safari (cicadasafari.org). You can use your phone to photograph and upload cicada sightings and check out what other folks are seeing.

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