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Illinois braces for the emergence of Brood X and Brood XIII cicadas

The last time the two broods of cicadas emerged at the same time was 221 years ago. (Photo courtesy of Gretchen Steele) 

As the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, nature in Illinois is preparing for a symphony like no other.
Every 17 and 13 years, respectively, two distinct broods of cicadas emerge from their underground homes to blanket the landscape in a cacophony of buzzing, clicking, and chirping. Brood X and Brood XIII, the heralds of summer, are set to emerge again, captivating the hearts and minds of nature enthusiasts and casual observers alike.

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