17-year cicadas making appearance throughout north central Ohio for the first time since 1999


By Zach Jones - and Louise Swartzwalder



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Zach Jones | Civitas Media The Brood V cicadas appear every 17 years throughout a number of Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states.


Zach Jones | Civitas Media


Zach Jones | Civitas Media Once they emerge, the insects cling to trees, plants and anything else they can stick to, shedding their skin in the process.


Zach Jones | Civitas Media


The 17-year cicadas are taking over North Central Ohio, as the long dormant insects are popping throughout the area.

The Brood V cicadas, as they are called, make their appearance after ground temperature hits the mid-60s for several days.

Once they emerge, the insects cling to trees, plants and anything else they can stick to, shedding their skin in the process.

The last time the winged creatures paid a visit to the Buckeye State, we were still in midst of the 20th century.

We recently found a swarm in the area, but Ohioans can expect to find them all throughout the eastern part of the state.

One local woman Michelle Cronkilton, who found the cicadas, thought the insects were large horseflies at first. But after finding the large number of the bugs on her property, she soon realized they were cicadas.

She later lifted up a black tarp in her yard, saw where the cicadas were emerging, and said: “Like, wow.”

Area residents can expect to hear their loud buzzing sounds well into the summer.

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Zach Jones | Civitas Media The Brood V cicadas appear every 17 years throughout a number of Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/05/web1_P5260090-1.jpgZach Jones | Civitas Media The Brood V cicadas appear every 17 years throughout a number of Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states.

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Zach Jones | Civitas Media Once they emerge, the insects cling to trees, plants and anything else they can stick to, shedding their skin in the process.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/05/web1_P5260094-1.jpgZach Jones | Civitas Media Once they emerge, the insects cling to trees, plants and anything else they can stick to, shedding their skin in the process.

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By Zach Jones

and Louise Swartzwalder

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