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Offline Count Walewski

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Brood X Cicadas
« Topic Start: May 12, 2021, 07:21:25 PM »
Finally saw my first live one today. Anyone got them in big numbers yet?

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #1: May 12, 2021, 07:33:03 PM »
None yet.  I'll need to leave the devil's playground to get my cicada fix it seems...same as in 2004. 

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #2: May 12, 2021, 09:38:07 PM »
Finally saw my first live one today. Anyone got them in big numbers yet?

So much development in the last 17 years. Lots of woodlands gone, cicadas along with them. I've got some holes in the ground, but haven't seen a critter yet.

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #3: May 12, 2021, 09:51:07 PM »
I’ve seen a few dead ones and a couple of husks

Offline Count Walewski

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #4: May 12, 2021, 11:40:23 PM »
So much development in the last 17 years. Lots of woodlands gone, cicadas along with them. I've got some holes in the ground, but haven't seen a critter yet.

I went to a public park and it did not disappoint: tons of holes and husks everywhere, but I only saw one live adult.

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #5: May 13, 2021, 07:38:14 AM »
We didn’t have any in 2004 in our neighborhood, which makes sense because it was built in 1992–93. No idea what to expect this time, but I haven’t seen any yet.

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #6: May 13, 2021, 10:33:19 AM »
Haven't seen any as yet; as I recall my south Arlington neighbourhood was not heavily infested with them in 1987 or 2004.

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #7: May 13, 2021, 10:41:27 AM »
Lived in NoVA for over 35 years. Seems like every year is "the year" and i rarely see more than a couple

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #8: May 13, 2021, 03:58:59 PM »
in 2004, I saw quite a few on Rte 1 between CC and Potomac Yards.  I don't know if they were from the Yards at that time (lots of dirt, and near a residential neighborhood on the south side of the highway.

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #9: May 13, 2021, 04:01:51 PM »
There were a bunch in Roslyn in 2004.  They were flying into my 7th floor windows all day.

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #10: May 13, 2021, 07:46:24 PM »
Just went on a walk in south Arlington, a few blocks south of the Columbia Pike between Glebe and George Mason. There were a lot of cicadas out - we saw a lot of nymphs crawling out of the ground and climbing up trees to molt. So cool!

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #11: May 13, 2021, 07:55:01 PM »
There were a bunch in Roslyn in 2004.  They were flying into my 7th floor windows all day.
they aren't the smartest bugs, are they? I suppose they aren't used to tall buildings if they are out 2 weeks every 17 years. I mean, their parents would have been out in 1987. I don't know how much Rosslyn was built by then. The buildings may have caught them by surprise

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« Reply #12: May 13, 2021, 08:00:30 PM »
they aren't the smartest bugs, are they? I suppose they aren't used to tall buildings if they are out 2 weeks every 17 years. I mean, their parents would have been out in 1987. I don't know how much Rosslyn was built by then. The buildings may have caught them by surprise
That's what I figured--that the area was not as built up as 17 years prior. 

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #13: May 19, 2021, 01:40:54 PM »
First one I've seen in person (in cicada?) since '04  :D

I bought my house in '03, so might have heard the cicada 'rents   



 

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #14: May 19, 2021, 03:15:43 PM »
The cicadas have all wrong. They're born, lie dormant in the ground for 17 years, emerge all at once and have as much sex as they can, then die.

Shouldn't the 17-year sleep come AFTER having as much sex as they can?

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #15: May 19, 2021, 03:51:34 PM »
The cicadas have all wrong. They're born, lie dormant in the ground for 17 years, emerge all at once and have as much sex as they can, then die.

Shouldn't the 17-year sleep come AFTER having as much sex as they can?

If you’re going to have so much sex, you’re literally going to die, I imagine that resting up beforehand is probably the proper strategy.

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #16: May 20, 2021, 08:16:14 AM »
I live in NW DC and walk almost every day. I have seen a boatload this week. Sidewalks are strewn with them. A neighbor just painted their white picket fence and it was covered with them yesterday. Did I see recipes on a Channel 5  for Cicadas and Crickets?

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #17: May 20, 2021, 09:29:30 AM »
I've seen some carcasses and maybe a few live ones this AM around CC, but I think a lot of the dirt here is either paved over or removed / installed since 17 years ago. Flower beds and the like.  Some preserved trees, and some land around the rail line and the parkway.  It's not like there's a storm of this stuff. 

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #18: May 20, 2021, 12:01:58 PM »
I've seen some carcasses and maybe a few live ones this AM around CC, but I think a lot of the dirt here is either paved over or removed / installed since 17 years ago. Flower beds and the like.  Some preserved trees, and some land around the rail line and the parkway.  It's not like there's a storm of this stuff. 

haven't seen any out here, our neighborhood was built around 2000-2002.

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #19: May 20, 2021, 12:06:36 PM »
I may need to collect some from Rock Creek park to seed my block - like stocking a pond. 

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #20: May 22, 2021, 11:10:23 PM »
I recommend going out at night, at 10 pm or so, to the base of trees where they've been emerging to see them pop up, climb up trees, and shed their shells.  They're pretty pale when they first get out of their shells.  Amazing stuff. 

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #21: May 23, 2021, 08:55:04 AM »
I went outside this morning and a cicada promptly flew into the back of my head. Bounced off and continued on its way.

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #22: May 23, 2021, 04:59:01 PM »
In Saturday I was in Loudon County near Purcellville and there were virtually no cicadas. This is consistent with what a coworker of mine who lives in rural Loudon County said. They don't seem to have cicadas there. I was also in Centreville on Saturday and didn't see any cicadas.

Today I was in North Arlington and McLean and there were cicadas everywhere and you could hear the constant buzzing up near the trees. A cicada landed on me, which was a great honor.

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #23: May 24, 2021, 04:41:46 PM »
No cicadas up here in northern Frederick County either.  :'(

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Re: Brood X Cicadas
« Reply #24: May 24, 2021, 08:20:11 PM »
Cicadas need trees (they feed off roots). They need trees that are undisturbed for 17 years. Loudon is developed farmland, right? And those areas in North Arlington are treed, and completely developed?

In Saturday I was in Loudon County near Purcellville and there were virtually no cicadas. This is consistent with what a coworker of mine who lives in rural Loudon County said. They don't seem to have cicadas there. I was also in Centreville on Saturday and didn't see any cicadas.

Today I was in North Arlington and McLean and there were cicadas everywhere and you could hear the constant buzzing up near the trees. A cicada landed on me, which was a great honor.