In coming weeks (if not already), billions of cicadas will emerge from 17 years underground and blanket parts of the eastern United States. If you live near Washington, D.C., experts say you’ll be in the epicenter of a cicada-palooza come mid-May.
What do you want to know about the cicadas? Washington Post reporters Bonnie Berkowitz and Darryl Fears answered your Brood X questions, along with Kevin Ambrose, a freelance writer with the Capital Weather Gang, and Matt Kasson, an associate professor of forest pathology and mycology at West Virginia University. Here are some of the questions they’ve answered:
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Teddy Amenabar, an editor on The Post’s audience team, produced this Q&A.