Brood X (pronounced ten), the largest emergence of the dozen periodical cicada broods over the last 17 years, makes its highly anticipated return just in time to shake up the spring in various regions spanning from northern Georgia all the way to Pennsylvania.

“The average person only gets about four or five opportunities during their entire lifetime to experience Brood X,” said Nancy Hinkle, cicada enthusiast and professor of veterinary entomology at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “It is just amazing that you have this large number of the same species of insect emerging at the same time.”

However, most Georgians will have to travel north to experience the phenomenon.

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