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The Cicada Missions news category contains articles that involve travel to do work with other researchers and colleagues or to expand knowledge of distribution of cicada species around New England and other parts of the United States. Articles usually involve overnight stays in a location for a particular research subject.

Brood X Magicicada Day 2

Brood X Magcicadas Day 2 Saturday started off rainy and cold. The cicadas surely wouldn't be chorusing today. We decided to still attend the estate auction. Darius and I arrived fairly early and picked a good parking spot. The estate auction was advertised in the local news papers so a big crowd was expected. Darius and I decided to scout around to see if there would be anything of interest. We took a walk in the back woods and spotted the car that he was interested in. A 1965 Chevy Corvair. He's only interested in thi

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Date Posted: 2004-06-05 Comments: (0)

Brood X Magicicada Day 1

Brood X Magicicada Part 1 Friday started out as a rather glorious day here in New England. I started out for the long 500 mile drive to West Virginia around 8:00 am. It was sunny and mild and in The low 70's for temperature. I chose 8:00 am because it would put me, in terms of time, before the main rush-hour work traffic outside of Worcester, MA. and after the morning rush-hour traffic outside of Hartford, CT. and helped with a smooth driving time clean through to West Virginia. From previous experience in doing this dri

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Date Posted: 2004-06-04 Comments: (1)

Brood X Magicicada Introduction

Brood X Magicicadas When I heard on the news back in February of this year that this spring there would be an emergence of the 17 year Magicicada species happening in the mid-eastern states I started thinking about the possiblity of planning a trip to see them. According to the News, the Brood X cicadas were expected to appear in parts of New Jersey all the way to North Carolina. My siblings live in Maryland and West Virginia and I surmized that they fell within the range of the Brood X emergence. When I heard th

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Date Posted: 2004-06-03 Comments: (0)

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