Cicadas: 17 years in 7 minutes (WATCH); and the Charlottesville epicenter

Perhaps no-one finds cicadas more interesting than Samuel Orr, who is working on a cicada documentary targeted for PBS. Currently, cicadas seem to be most highly concentrated around Charlottesville.

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Snug as a bug in a rug: cicada-inspired poetry

(Amanda Voisard / The Washington Post)

COLUMN | I think that I just might see, a cicada whining in a tree: Readers offer their cicada poetry

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For a lot of us, there will be no cicadas this year

(Julia Schmalz / BLOOMBERG)

Brooding over Brood II: For many of us in the Washington area, the cicadas won’t come this summer.

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Cicadas swarm Virginia

A cacophony of sound can be heard throughout Prince William, Va., as swaths of Brood II cicadas emerge from their 17-year hibernation.

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Cicada sounds of love

(Gene Thorp / The Washington Post / Source: Washington Post reader reports to Kevin Ambrose’s CWG cicada posts)

After recent warmer weather, the emergence of breeding cicadas is expected to surge in more areas in coming weeks. Read related article.

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Insect invasion

(Amanda Voisard / FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

The warm weather has brought the cicadas out of the ground. Just ask anybody in Lake Ridge, in Prince William County, which has a bumper crop.

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17-year cicadas create a buzz in some Va. neighborhoods

(Amanda Voisard)

Swarms of 17-year cicadas create a buzz in Va. communities, and a feast for insectivores.

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Cicadas emerge in Virginia

A cacophony of sound can be heard throughout Prince William, Va., as swarms of Brood II cicadas emerge from their 17-year hibernation.

Sex and the cicada (plus updated coverage map)

If there are cicadas where you live, then the legions of bugs are buzzing around with one purpose: to reproduce.

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For the cicada-obsessed, a place to watch them in action around the clock

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Also: “Wild Ones” looks at people trying to save the world’s threatened animals.