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The blessed event! Mike Raupp shares the good news. "On Monday, July 19, 2004 we recorded the births of tiny new Brood X cicadas. They will now enter the ground, to reappear in May, 2021. The blessed event is
going full speed ahead. On July 22, more than 150 nymphs emerged from a handful
of branches in the span of about two hours. The first snapshot of the boisterous babes
bubbling from a branch is below. Look carefully and you'll see their tiny red eyes."
UM MEDIA EXPERTS:
- Mike Raupp, professor of entomology - Call Ellen Ternes,
after hours 301-257-0073, email@example.com
- Cicadamaniacs, entomology graduate students - Call Ellen Ternes,
301-405-4627, after hours 301-257-0073, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about cicadas and your trees or garden? - For a quick answer, call the University of Maryland Home and Garden Information Center hotline, M-F, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 800-342-2507(toll-free from Maryland.)From outside Maryland call 410-531-1757.
Click any image to see more. These photographs are available to media at no charge. Please credit to Gaye Williams, Maryland Dept. of Agriculture. Contact Ellen Ternes, 301-405-4627, email@example.com, for high resolution files.
You Can Eat Cicadas, But Are They Kosher?
Not according to the Orthodox Union (OU), an international kosher certification agency - "The Mishnah lists the requirements needed for an insect to be considered kosher. It must have four legs plus two which are the length of the insect which are used for jumping. It must be known as a 'chagov,' translated as grasshopper, and have a tradition handed down from generation to generation that it is a kosher insect. The cicada is not a kosher insect."