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Warm temps will bring ‘cicada tsunami’ this week, expert says

The much-anticipated cicada arrival has been slow so far due to below-normal temperatures, but that’s about to change, according to University of Maryland Entomologist Mike Raupp, aka “The Bug Guy.”

“With temperatures predicted in the 70s, 80s and upper 80s this week, I think a trickle is going to a turn into a flood,” Raupp said in an interview with WTOP.

  • Glynis Kazanjian
  • WTOP

“I think cicadas are going to be widespread throughout the DMV this week, certainly by Wednesday, Thursday, Friday — the big rock concert up in the tree tops is about to begin.”

Raupp said the last couple of weeks, temperatures have been running below normal with cloudy and…

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