8 May

(Bluefield Daily Telegraph) Billions of cicadas, also known as 17-year-locusts, are expected along the East Coast this year, but for West Virginia, it’s not the season for this particular breed of the bug.

“Mercer County is an overlap area,” said Jodi Richmond, an extension agent with the WVU Extension Service. “This year’s Brood II cicadas are not expected to extend into West Virginia, so residents should not expect to experience the cacophony of sound and activity from these insects like our neighbors to the east. However, the next major cicada brood that is expected to emerge in the state is Brood V, which will occur in the year 2016.”

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