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    CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — They’re back! Spotted lanternflies returns for another season. Experts say they’re going to be worse than last year, and they need your help to stop the invasive insect. It’s that time of the year again. We’re already spotting spotted lanternfly nymphs around the region. And according to a local entomologist,...
    President Joe Biden’s brief fight to the death with a cicada became fodder for a swarm of light-hearted news segments, but Newsmax anchor Grant Stinchfield couldn’t resist making a dehumanizing crack about immigrants as he commented on the incident. On Wednesday, the president was accosted by one of the now-omnipresent insects as he was trying...
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    The recent emergence of the Brood X cicadas across the East and the Midwest are showing up on the National Weather Service radar near Washington, D.C. Brood X cicadas rise from the ground once every 17 years. This year, their numbers have been so massive that even weather radars are buzzing with confusion due to...
    PORTLAND, Maine (CBS) — Beachgoers in Maine say their feet turned black after spending a day at the ocean. People all along Maine’s southern coast reported their feet turning different shades of gray and black. They also said they can’t wash the color off. State officials say it’s likely pigment from the bodies of flying...
    JOE Biden was attacked by cicadas as he left on his UK trip after a press plane was delayed by a plague of the insects. The president was leaving the White House on Wednesday morning when he was attacked by the bug. Read our Biden live blog for the very latest news and updates... 1Biden...
    A video of a Texas beekeeper scooping up live bees with her bare hands has gone viral, racking up 18.5 million views on TikTok, Erika Thompson, a professional beekeeper based in Austin, shares quite a lot of videos of herself bravely handling thousands of the buzzing insects on her TikTok account, @texasbeeworks. In her most recent clip,...
    PRINCETON, New Jersey -- Would you eat a cicada?Some high school students in Princeton, New Jersey are using the Brood X cicada emergence to spread the word about the benefits of eating insects.The members of Princeton High School insect-eating club say the red-eyed bugs are packed with protein and eating them can be a way...
    People with seafood allergies should think twice about eating cicadas, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A tweet from the agency on Wednesday pointed out that “these insects share a family relation to shrimp and lobsters.” An adult cicada hangs upside down after shedding its nymphal skin, May 5, 2021, on the University of...
    Allergic to shrimp? You may want to avoid eating cicadas, too. As trillions of Brood X cicadas emerge from their 17-year stint underground, Americans in the eastern part of the country have taken the opportunity to try out what some consider a delicacy. But now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning they may...
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    People with a seafood allergy should avoid consuming cicadas because of their relation to shellfish, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. “Yep! We have to say it! Don’t eat [cicadas] if you’re allergic to seafood as these insects share a family relation to shrimp and lobsters,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tweeted Wednesday afternoon. Cicadas,...
    Health authorities are advising people with seafood allergies to avoid eating cicadas that have swarmed the East Coast. The Brood X bugs could trigger allergic reactions due to taxonomic relations to certain shellfish, according to a Wednesday announcement from the United States Food and Drug Administration. “Yep! We have to say it! Don't...
    (CNN)Cicadas might seem like a crispy, protein-packed snack, but people with seafood allergies should think twice about eating them, according to the US Food and Drug Administration."We have to say it," the FDA said in a tweet Wednesday. "Don't eat #cicadas if you're allergic to seafood as these insects share a family relation to shrimp...
    (CNN)Bonnie is a very good girl. But every time the 4-year-old Shepherd mix goes outside in the yard to play or relieve herself right now, her owner, Julie Matthews, straps a muzzle over Bonnie's face. The goal? To keep her from indulging in a potential buffet of Brood X cicadas that have recently begun emerging...
    Chouqeutte Chocolates has gone viral for selling real Brood X cicadas covered in chocolate. Chouquette A Maryland sweets shop has become famous for selling chocolate-covered Brood X cicadas at $22/dozen. Its owner told Insider that the cicadas are coated in chocolate, spices, and then air-fried. Cicadas are safe to eat for most, but...
    A Utah man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal wildlife trafficking charges for illegally importing and selling animal bones and dried insects in his nature store. Jean-Michel Arrigona, 58, and his company Natur Inc. admitted to importing about 1,500 wildlife items between 2015 and 2020 in violation of the Lacey and Endangered Species Acts, a...
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    Many people eat fried insects, including cicadas, as a source of protein. Ivan/Getty Images With trillions of cicadas flying around, some people have decided to eat the insects. Cicadas are rich in protein, and eating them is better for the environment compared to factory farming. It's important to clean the insects properly before...
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    ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA - Much of the eastern United States is buzzing. The sound of periodical cicadas is becoming pervasive with the emergence of Brood X (Ten), or the Great Eastern Brood, which emerges every 17 years. The big, red-eyed insects come above ground after the soil temperature rises above 18 degrees Celsius, ending their long...
    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WABC) -- Cicadas have emerged from their lairs after living underground for 17 years, and in parts of New Jersey, residents say it resembles an alien invasion.For many towns in the region, the sound of cicadas will be the background music from nature for about the next six weeks.The cicadas have...
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    Billions of Brood X cicadas are emerging after being underground for 17 years. As many in the eastern U.S. anxiously await their arrival, others are preparing their plates for what they say is a delicacy. So far this year, the cicadas have been spotted in Washington, D.C. and several states, including Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia,...
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    Officials in Georgia are begging residents to stop calling 911 over the swarms of cicadas beginning to reemerge after 17 years underground. The Union County Fire/Rescue and Emergency Management Agency wrote in a Sunday post on Facebook that they had received multiple 911 calls for “alarms” going off. Most of these alarms were likely the...
    (CNN)Love is in the air this spring in the eastern United States, where billions of cicadas are appearing in the biggest emergence event since 2004. The insects are part of a group called Brood X — also known as the Great Eastern Brood — which is expected in a geographical range stretching from Tennessee to...
    YORK COUNTY, Pennsylvania (WABC) -- A park in York County, Pennsylvania shared a video of the Brood X cicada emergence in full swing.The footage shows cicada husks littering the ground and the insects covering a tree.The Brood X cicadas are expected to emerge this year in at least 15 states, including New York and New...
    Honeybees are shown on a frame at beekeeper Denise Hunsaker's apiary, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Rick Bowmer/AP Over a million bees were kept in a UPS truck for weeks due to problems with the packaging. CBS Boston reported that most of the bees in the shipment died.  The bees...
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    NEW YORK -- Cicadas are poised to infest whole swaths of American backyards this summer. Maybe it's time they invaded your kitchen.Swarms of the red-eyed bugs, who are reemerging after 17 years below ground, offer a chance for home cooks to turn the tables and make them into snacks.Full of protein, gluten-free, low-fat and low-carb,...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Wherever your travels may take you this summer, you can make more room for your favorite recreational gear, your pet or even an extra friend by choosing to leave firewood at home, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources says. Moving firewood when you camp, hunt or head out for a weekend getaway means...
    First there were murder hornets — now get ready for sex-crazed zombie cicadas dubbed "flying salt shakers of death." A psychedelic fungus that eats away the genitals of cicadas turns them sex-mad to help spread it further — and the zombie insects are reportedly expected among Brood X that is emerging in New York. The...
    WASHINGTON -- Thursday is World Bee Day, and National Geographic teamed up with superstar and activist Angelina Jolie to raise awareness of bee conservation and empower women beekeepers around the world.In an effort to show the beauty and importance of bees in our environment, Jolie posed while covered in a swarm of bees, wearing a...