Answer to the Monday Mystery

This week’s cicada challenge, asking you to order a list of places based on periodical cicada emerge years, was more time-intensive than most. I am happy a number of you put in the footwork to research an answer.

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A brood 19 periodical cicada exuvia from central Illinois

I assembled the question using the Cicada Central database and  the magicida.org collection of emergence maps, and these would have been useful in researching the answer:

Hartford, CT 2013
Charleston, WV 2016
Cayuga, NY 2018
Indianapolis, IN 2021
Kenosha, WI 2024
Morehead, KY 2025

10 points go to Jesse Hardin for getting the correct answer first.

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