Cicadas Invade the Tri-State

They only come once every 17 years, so be on the lookout for the large, red-eyed, black and green bugs called cicadas. You can email photos to or tweet and Instagram using #NBC4NY. And check out our previous coverage of the 1979 and 1996 cicada invasions.

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Dave Hall
Viewer Dave Hall sent in this photo from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.
Dave Hall snapped this close-up of a cicada in Berkeley Heights.
Seth Wollney
Viewer Seth Wollney's been capturing cicadas for a few days on Staten Island.
Seth Wollney
Two cicadas on a leaf on Staten Island.
Seth Wollney
Seth Wollney shows the intricate wing design of the cicadas on Staten Island.
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