Insect update: Return of the cicadas

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
A periodical cicada nymph is seen in Macon, Ga., Wednesday, March 27, 2024. This periodical cicada nymph was found while digging holes for rosebushes. Trillions of cicadas are about to emerge in numbers not seen in decades and possibly centuries. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

A brood of periodical cicadas that call part of Wisconsin home is emerging for the first time in 17 years this spring. We cover all things cicada with one of our favorite entomologists.

Find the UW Insect Diagnostic Lab here.

Learn more about cicadas here.

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Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • P.J. Liesch Guest
  • Jill Nadeau Executive Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Jeff Robbins Technical Director

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