Cicada Invasion Begins: Eastern U.S. Beset by Bugs

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: May 11, 2004   View Article

Brood X has arrived. Are you ready?

Billions of black, shrimp-size bugs with transparent wings and beady red eyes are beginning to carpet trees, buildings, poles, and just about anything else vertical in a wide region of the U.S. The invasion zone stretches from the eastern seaboard west through Indiana and south to Tennessee.

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