Dual Emergence Delight: A Phenomenon of Cicadas

1 trillion cicadas from two different broods are expected to begin appearing in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the United States at the end of April.

As April draws to a close, get ready for an incredible natural event: trillions of cicadas are about to emerge in the Midwest and Southeastern parts of the United States. These cicadas come in two groups, called broods, and seeing them all emerge at once after years underground is going to be quite a show.

This event is extra special because it's the first time since 1803 that both Brood XIX, also known as the Great Southern Brood, and Brood XIII, the Northern Illinois Brood, will emerge together. This rare double emergence happens when the temperature changes trigger their ascent. When the soil heats up to about 17.78 degrees Celsius, about 6 inches below the surface, and there's enough rain, the cicadas start making their way out.

Cicadas are part of a big family with over 3,000 species, and they're known for the noise they make. They're found all over the world in places like deserts and forests. It's interesting to note that almost 60 species live in Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Africa, showing just how widespread these fascinating bugs are.

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