Nightly News   |  May 17, 2013

Cicadas emerge in the South

The first of the Brood II cicadas, which only mature every 17 years, are being spotted in some southern states including Virginia. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the cicadas are coming just as folks up and down the east coast have been warned. we have seen the first insects now emerging from their holes in the ground. mostly in southern states including virginia. this is the year, the 17-year cicadas emerge. one new york entomologist says it will be so bad around here, so crunky under foot, so noisy overhead folks with outdoor commencement exercises ought to keep that in mind. might