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.

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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.

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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.

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This story was originally published on July 21, 2021.

CBS Baltimore Staff