Track the 17-year Cicada

This week, cicada are beginning to emerge from a 17-year underground gestation. Scientists predict swarms of bugs all along the east coast filling the air with an audible mating buzz.

To help track the emergence of the creatures, UConn scientists and Radiolab have put together this map, where users can report and track cicada sightings and the changing soil temperatures that herald their arrival.

Keep checking this space to find out where the swarms are and if you see a cicada you can contribute to the map by clicking this link.

Chris Duray