Cicadas

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The sound of cicadas is being heard across the Northeast right now, but the only place Long Islanders can see them this summer is in Wildwood State Park.

Professor Douglas Futuyma, with Stony Brook University's Ecology and Evolution Department, said that periodical cicadas are not like ordinary insects.

Summer cicada invasion not as dramatic as expected

Jul 9, 2013
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Habitat loss since 1996 made it difficult for some of Connecticut's seventeen year cicadas to come out of the ground this summer. Cicadas emerged closer to the central part of the state in wooded areas, where food was more available.