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insect invasion the likes of which we won't see for another 17 years

  • Today's commentary has been 17 years in the making! Emporia State Biology Professor John "Richard" Schrock tells us about the emergence of the 17-year cicada, coming soon to a backyard near you! Listen up, whippersnappers! If you're 17-years-old or younger, you will soon hear a sound in nature that you've never heard before.
  • It's been living under the earth, feeding on tree sap, for nearly two decades. But now, this brood is starting to emerge in the Midwest... by the millions. So, lock your doors and plug your ears. Unless you enjoy the hypnotic sound of the 17-year cicada.