NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s that time again.
After a 17-year slumber, cicadas will be making their unwelcome return throughout the Tri-State Area in about a month.
Experts said the cicadas will not be out until mid to late May.
And as WLNY-TV’s Elise Finch reported, scientists said the spring and summer will bring record numbers of the noisy insect — earlier than expected.
“In places where they’re going to be present, it’s going to be spectacular. There could be as many as one billion cicadas emerging per square mile,” Michael Raupp, a professor of Entomology at the University of Maryland, told 1010 WINS. “This is really a spectacular opportunity for children, for adults, for students to go out and learn about one of Mother Nature’s rarest, most interesting events.”