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April 30, 2021

Brood X Cicada’s are coming! Brood X Cicada’s are coming!!


The PPDL would like to pass along the following resources to our readers.


Elizabeth Barnes and Cliff Sadof article in the Purdue Landscape Report will inform you on timing and locations, how to id the insect, what damage can be expected, and the best ways to control that damage.


Cliff Sadof also has a publication, E-47, that gives a good history of the insect along with many interesting photos of the 17-year Cicada.



The Entomology department also has a newsletter you can sign up for to keep updated on this and other insect problems.



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All photos by John Obermeyer

Adult periodic cicada

Periodic cicada eggs in stems

Dieback on oaks caused by cicada egg laying