Cicada watch: Send us photos, videos and audio of your sightings

Credit: Eileen McClory

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17-year cicadas are coming to southwest Ohio

Credit: Eileen McClory

The Brood X periodic cicadas are re-emerging in southwest Ohio after 17 years.

We want your help in tracking them as they emerge during their brief run. Share with us your photos, videos or audio recordings, and we will use some in our coverage.

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Cicada nymph | Barbara Kedziora

Cicada nymph | Barbara Kedziora

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Cicada nymph | Barbara Kedziora

The Dayton Daily News’ Barbara Kedziora took the above photos of a cicada nymph. Nymphs will emerge from the ground during the next few weeks and climb vertical surfaces before molting into adults.

The cicadas are generally harmless, but they will make a lot of noise and could overrun some trees.

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Experts expected the cicadas to arrive in mid-May and last a few weeks.

Want to know more about cicadas and their upcoming invasion? Check out some of our earlier stories:

Cicadas: What you need to know about Brood X emerging here

Soil temperature rise could mean cicada appearance coming soon

Hate cicadas? Southwest Ohio company’s ‘body tent’ could be your answer

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