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Maryland Will Be Epicenter Of This Year's 'Cicada-Palooza'

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- In 2021, Marylanders will have a front-row seat to something that may seem apocalyptic.

Michael Raupp, the Professor Emeritus of Entomology at the University of Maryland says the state is at the epicenter of the cicada emergence. That means countless insects will emerge starting in early May.

The so-called "cicada-palooza" is going to happen the last two weeks of May and into early June.

In some areas, 1.5 million cicadas could emerge from the ground per acre as part of a 17-year cycle.

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