17-year Cicadas expected to emerge soon in Blue Ash and Cincinnati Region

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(April 1, 2021 - Blue Ash) 

This is the year for Blue Ash and the Greater Cincinnati region to see an influx of 17-year cicadas.

The giant, flying, yet mostly harmless insects are expected to emerge from the ground in Late April or Early May, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The cicadas are part of Brood X or Greater Eastern Brood, not seen since 2004.

They are expected to surface in Ohio and 14 other states by the tens of millions and stay active through June.

Cicadas don’t sting or bite, but their prickly feet could scratch your skin, according to USA Today.

Read more about cicadas and see the Brood X map from the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Did you know there are over 3,000 species of cicadas? Click here for more cicada fun facts from Smithsonian Magazine.