Timelapse Captures Cicada Emerging From Exoskeleton in Maryland National Park

Maryland’s Catoctin Mountain Park released this timelapse footage showing a cicada emerging from its exoskeleton on June 1, as Brood X cicadas continued to emerge in the eastern United States.

The respective cicada broods come out in pockets each year in the central, southeast, and northeastern United States, Timshel Purdum, a bug expert at the Science Museum of Virginia, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Brood X emerges every 13 or 17 years.

Cicada season was due to end in June, University of Maryland entomologist Dr Paula Shrewsbury told local media. Credit: NPS Video/Conrad Provan via Storyful

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