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(*&%$# Cicadas

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by BrotherBart, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    They are gone but splitting the ends of limbs to lay eggs has all of our trees looking like this.

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  2. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    So far we lucked out, had one buzzing in the pool house. Keep them your way please;)
  3. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Still haven't seen one.
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    They are gone now. But they were in gear while the roof was being ripped off of the house for replacement. So the attic is probably a Cicada graveyard. There are carcasses everywhere else.
  5. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    pics or it never happened;)
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    rideau Minister of Fire

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    Am hearing them here now.

    Noticed some trees like that before I left the lake last week. Didn't make the connection. Will have to check when I get back. If it isn't drought it's cicadas. Darn. The trees have had a tough twenty years. Hope things get better soon.
  7. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Nothing here, not a one.
    I seems to remember them every summer as a kid. Not sure how it ended up being every 17 years?
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    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    We're being spared this year.

    I remember the Gypsy Moths when I was a kid. Summer time, windows open at night, and all you heard was them munching on the leaves :mad:
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    Joful Minister of Fire

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    I think we paid our dues in 2004, Hogz!
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    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    I don't mind the Cicadas. They really do not damage much here, and I actually like hearing them in the morning when I wake up, well used to, its been a while. Takes me back to summer vacation from school, late nights of partying, and late mornings rising to sweltering heat outside, A/C inside and Cicadas vibrating away. I miss my youth.
    They Gypsy moths have not been bad back where I am at, but they are bad in this state and the Pocono region. Not much on the Gypsy moth front either. I guess finally having a real winter reset the balance of nature it seems.
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    There are a few different kinds -the annual, larger greenish black ones come out every year in low numbers. I saw where some had molted out yesterday, so maybe 2-3 weeks before you get them.
    The small 17 year ones have different "broods" in different areas. They are a groovy black and orange color. I'm only an hour and a half or so from Bart, and didn't see a one this time.

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