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When will cicadas finally leave? An entomologist explains

When will cicadas finally leave? An entomologist explains
Cicadas are making their presence known in much of the U.S., but when will the insects finally leave?

THEY ARE MOVING TO TREES TO LAY THEIR EGGS.THEY WILBEL FLYING THROUGH THE PLACES WHERE THEY FOUND THEIR MATES, TO SMALL TREES AND OTHER VEGETATION WHERE THEY WILL THEN LAY THEIR EGGS."All the females have now been impregnated and they are flying to the trees to lay their eggs, so they're flying from places where they found their mates to small trees and other vegetation, while they lay their eggs," Raupp said."All the females have now been impregnated and they are flying to the trees to lay their eggs, so they're flying from places where they found their mates to small trees and other vegetation, while they lay their eggs," Raupp said.

Raupp said right now, the cicadas are flying everywhere."This will all settle down in the next two weeks, and by the Fourth of July, sadly or happily, the cicadas will be gone for another 17 years," Raupp said.

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