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IU and Purdue scientists to answer questions about Brood X periodical cicadas

WHAT: Indiana University and Purdue University scientists will discuss the economic impact, biology, geographical distribution and control of Brood X periodical cicadas, which are scheduled to emerge from the ground in May (2004). These large, winged insects appear in Indiana, and elsewhere, every 17 years.

Brood X cicadas, expected to emerge in the region between mid- to late-May, have developed in underground holes for the past 17 years by sucking on tree roots. The insects mainly will come out in areas where susceptible trees were present during the last infestation which occurred in 1987. This includes much of Indiana, surrounding states and parts of the eastern United States. Experts predict Indiana alone will be infested with trillions of the bugs.

WHEN: Thursday (May 6) at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Indiana State Museum, Multipurpose Room, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, Ind. 46204-2725. Media parking is available in the museum circle drive on the building's south side or in the underground garage.

WHO: Scientists from Indiana University and Purdue University:

  • Biologist Keith Clay, IU Bloomington
  • Entomologist Cliff Sadof, Purdue
  • Economic geographer John Odland, IU Bloomington
  • Entomologist Timothy Gibb, Purdue

Broadcast quality b-roll, including 1987 cicada emergence, cicada sounds and sound bites with the scientists, will be available at the news briefing. B-roll requests from reporters, editors and producers who cannot attend the event should be made through David Bricker.

To speak with these scientists or for more information, please contact Susan Steeves, Purdue School of Agriculture, 765-496-7481 orssteeves@purdue.edu or David Bricker, IU Media Relations, 812-856-9035 or brickerd@indiana.edu.

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Contact: David Bricker
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812-856-9035
Indiana University
4-May-2004


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