Here’s a review of the cicada news for April 2013.
First, periodical cicadas have started to emerge in North Carolina.
There are three cicada experiments you can be a part of! 1) Report cicada emergences to Cicadas @ UCONN (formerly Magicicada.org), 2) help Gene Kritsky with temperature related periodical cicada research, and 3) be a part of Cicada Tracker project.
Musician and philosopher David Rothenberg released his book Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise.
Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips have produced a Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico, which features maps for North American cicada species. This is an essential document for cicada researchers and enthusiasts.
I appeared in the April issue of Wired Magazine, The Cicada-Obsessed Prepare to Scratch a 17-Year Itch (and immediately started to diet and exercise).
News Articles about the Brood II emergence:
- Cicadas set to descend on East Coast can be tasty dishes when well-prepared on Daily News
- The Cicadas are coming! The Cicadas are coming! Discover creative ways your family can weather the storm. on NJ.com
- Cicadas, the Wedding Crashers Who Can Jitterbug on Bloomberg
- Spring Warmup Brings Cicadas, Frogs and Worms on AccuWeather.com
- Cicada invasion! Get set for big noise from tiny insects on Newsday
- They’re (almost) here! The cicadas are coming on Yahoo!News
- Central Jersey bracing for noisy, nasty nuisance of cicada invasion on MyCentralJersey.com
- Waiting in the Wings: Cicadason Wunderground.com
- Waiting in the wings this spring: Cicadas! in USAToday