Texas Tech University

Brood X cicadas have been paved over in many areas

Andrew Freedman

May 28, 2021

AXIOS - In many areas, the Brood X cicadas that are emerging across a 15-state region are spottier in their prevalence than they were 17 years ago. Some neighborhoods have been inundated with the insects, while others are seeing only a few.

...That trend has likely continued through the present day, says study co-author Xia-Peng Song of Texas Tech University.