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Tag Archives: Insect

• 17-Year Cicadas Could Bring Swarm of New Cocktails

17-Year Cicadas Could Bring Swarm of New Cocktails

While some may view the coming onslaught of cicadas as a nuisance, others see it as a new opportunity to drink—creatively. Every 17 years, the Magicada Brood II cicadas swarm some portions of Maryland. Last seen in 1996, these black-bodied, red-eyed, orange-winged flying creatures are expected to begin emerging from their Rip Van Winkle-like slumber […]

• Ugh. Eastern Vineyards Confront New Pest

Ugh. Eastern Vineyards Confront New Pest

First it was the multi-colored Asian lady beetle (MALB) invading Eastern vineyards and imparting a nasty flavor to the wines. Now it’s a stink bug from China. The East has always had several kinds of native stink bugs that have co-existed with orchards and vineyards without causing any major problems, mostly because these half-inch long, […]