Cicadapocalypse Now: Cicadas Are Swarming Staten Island

May 22, 2013 8:11 PM

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Cicadapocalypse Now: Cicadas Are Swarming Staten Island

For weeks, we've been molting in anticipation of the arrival of our cicada overlords—after 17 years of dormancy underground, billions of the Brood II cicadas have finally begun swarming the East Coast. Despite a few cicadas checking out all the hoopla in Brooklyn, most of them have been emerging in Staten Island, where thousands have been spotted over the last few days.

But we haven't even reached PEAK cicada yet: "Cicadas are pretty active on SI though not the high point yet, probably within a 1-2 weeks," Louis Sorkin, entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History, told us. "Last night was probably good for some activity since it was moist and warm. There...

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