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The Sound Of Brood X Cicadas Likely To Be Muted In Transylvania


Last updated 5/10/2021 at 1:26pm

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An adult periodical cicada clings to a leaf.

At any moment, the Brood X cicadas are expected to emerge from the ground and to start making a lot of noise.

Transylvania County, however, isn't expected to hear, or see, many of this "brood," according to Stephen Schoof, Co-operative Extension's N.C. State University's entomologist.

Around mid-May, Cherokee, Surry and Wilkes counties, he said, are more likely to experience these "nymphs" that have been living and feeding underground since 2004.

For those who may see and hear them, the most important thing to realize, Schoof said, is that they are harmless.

"They can be really loud a...

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