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Here Come The Periodical Cicadas

A Brood X cicada climbs on a blade of grass in Diane Rizzo's yard on Suck Creek Mountain in June 2004, the last time the periodical cicadas emerged from their underground slumber.
Chad McClure / The Chattanooga Times Free Press
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The Brood-X cicada is the longest-lived insect in North America.

And now, in fifteen states - including Tennessee - it is rising from the ground, seventeen years after the last time.

You can learn about these periodical cicadas - and more - in the latest “Get Out Chattanooga,” the magazine from The Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Sunny Montgomery is assistant editor and digital editor for “Get Out.”

 

  

 

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