Off-cycle cicada stragglers start to emerge in parts of DC region

Cicada procrastinators who did not emerge with their Brood X brethren in 2021 are finally making their way above ground. Professor Michael Raupp with the University of Maryland’s Department of Entomology said cicadas that arrive off-cycle are called stragglers. He said stragglers can appear as many as four years early – or two years late.

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