‘Ask Me Anything’ about Brood X cicadas with USA TODAY


    USA TODAY regularly hosts Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) sessions with reporters and editors across the newsroom as well as outside experts and story subjects. Mostly anything goes during these Q&A sessions on Reddit, a social media platform made up of over 100,000 different communities. Today’s AMA comes as countless cicadas have emerged across parts of the U.S., their first time above ground in 17 years.

    Any questions?

    Today at 2 p.m. EDT you can join cicada expert Gene Kritsky – also known as “the Indiana Jones of cicadas” –  as he discusses the arrival of Brood X and answers your questions. Follow USA TODAY on Reddit to stay updated on our journalists’ latest news and analysis around the country.


    The cicadas have arrived in some states: Can they bite or sting? Are they dangerous to pets? What you need to know

    Hungry? Cicadas are on the menu as Brood X’s arrival has some foodies buzzing.

    Check out some of our past Reddit AMAs:

    • March 31: USA TODAY Travel reporters Dawn Gilbertson and Morgan Hines on travel as the country reopens.
    • March 17: USA TODAY reporter Kim Hjelmgaard on United States’ vast overseas military empire


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