Cicadas 2021 Map: Brood X starts to emerge in DC, Maryland and Virginia

A 'tsunami of cicadas' is fast approaching as people across D.C., Maryland and Virginia begin spotting signs of Brood X emerging, with Maryland serving as the epicenter, according to experts.

This brood is poised to emerge from the ground for the first time in 17 years. 

Cicada 2021 Map:

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Scientists at Virginia Tech say that as many as 1.5 million cicadas will emerge per acre as they infest the region.