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The song of cicadas is a sign that summer has arrived in North Carolina. This unique species spends the majority of its life unground, is an important part of the environment's nutrient cycle, and has existed for over 125 million years.
Sightings of the cicada Okanagana rimosa (Say) are reported in five North Carolina mountain counties and one county in Tennessee.
Periodical cicadas bring a deafening noise to North Carolina this month. It is an event that happens only once every thirteen years. This type of cicada is found in eastern North American and nowhere else in the world. There are seven species - four with a thirteen-year cycle, found mostly in the south, and three with a seventeen-year cycle and found more in the north. This brood will appear in the Piedmont and mountain sections of the state.