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WV Department of Agriculture: No Periodical Cicadas in WV This Spring

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The West Virginia Department of Agriculture wants you to know that while much of the East Coast will be dealing with periodical cicadas this year, West Virginia will not be affected.

It said it's received many calls from state residents asking about the insects.

Cicadas, which only emerge every 17 years, are grouped in numbered broods based on their time of emergence.

This year's brood won't affect us, but the Department of Agriculture said Brood 5 will cover a large part of the state.

That brood won't emerge until 2016.