17-year Brood V stretches from near Lake Erie to the Appalachians in Virginia. While Brood V covers a wide latitudinal range, southern populations are high-elevation, and northern populations are relatively low elevation. Brood V has a disjunct population on Long Island. Another disjunct of Brood V, containing only M. septendecim, occurs near Jim Thorpe PA.
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