Cicadas are waking up in Eastern Illinois but many more arrive in 2024

Read the full story at Illinois Newsroom.

After lying dormant for 17 years, billions of Cicadas – big insects with big wings are awakening in far eastern Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and other states.

Illinois Newsroom’s Reginald Hardwick talked with Katie Dana, the scientific specialist in entomology at the Illinois Natural History Survey. She says this year’s insect invasion is just a warmup for 2024.

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