THURMONT, Md. (WJZ) — Just when you thought Maryland was done with cicadas for 17 years, they’re back.
No, not the amber-winged, red-eyed Brood X. These cicadas have green-tinged wings and bodies and black eyes and are known as the dog-day cicadas.READ MORE: Fried, Old Bay Cicadas: Maryland Mother-Daughter Duo Share Recipe On Livestream
Perfect for the dog days of summer.
Officials at the Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont said they take two to three years to develop and emerge.READ MORE: Ready Or Not. Cicadas Are Here In Maryland
They’re also larger than the Brood X gang infesting Maryland in May and June.
But like Brood X, they also are harmless and like to sing. No word on if they taste like shrimp.MORE NEWS: Pets Eating An Occasional Cicada Is OK, But Don’t Let Them Overdo It
This story was originally published on July 21, 2021.