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Exodus out of US: 17-Year-Locusts to Emerge as Passover Nears

Periodical cicada nymphs, called broods, will make their scheduled emergence from the underground this spring, just in time for the retelling of locusts' contribution to the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt, a University of Maryland report detailed.

The periodical cicadas will be visible in the American north-east from around mid-May to late-June, visible in the vicinity of shrubs or trees, and recognizable by the distinguishable mating "song" that the male cicadas sing to the females during daylight hours.

"The reason that this is such an impressive event," UMD's professor emeritus Dr. Michaell Raupp told Fox News, is that "it happens nowhere else on the planet."

A UMD information site notes that though they are known as locusts, they are not actually locusts. (JPost / VFI News)

Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, that they may serve me. For if you refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your country, and they shall cover the face of the land, so that no one can see the land. And they shall eat what is left to you after the hail, and they shall eat every tree of yours that grows in the field. - Exodus 10:3-5