Looking to celebrate the cicada invasion of 2024? There's a bobblehead for that.

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Cicada enthusiasts will be buzzing with excitement as a new bobblehead featuring the insect is now being sold by Milwaukee's National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, the organization announced Friday.

The cicada bobblehead features prominent red eyes set wide apart, short antennae and membranous wings. It is positioned on a base bearing its name with a grass-like texture on top.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled its first Cicada Bobblehead on June 21, 2024.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled its first Cicada Bobblehead on June 21, 2024.

"We’re excited to create this bobblehead celebrating the triumphant return of the cicada,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said in a statement. “The sounds of summer have taken on a new meaning in 2024 with the arrival of the popular insects. This bobblehead is a must-have for cicada lovers everywhere!”

Brood XIII 17-year cicadas emerged this summer in Wisconsin for the first time since 2007. Areas across the state, such as Lake Geneva and the Driftless area, were overtaken by hundreds of chirping insects. While Brood XIII cicadas spend most of their lives underground, once every 17 years, the species emerges as adults to breed. The species' adult life only lasts about four to six weeks.

Here's how to get the Cicada Bobblehead:

The bobbleheads are only available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum's online store. They are expected to ship in November. Bobbleheads cost $30 each, plus a flat-rate shopping charge of $8 per order.

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First opening in 2019, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 170 S. 1st St. in Milwaukee. You can visit its website at bobbleheadhall.com and on Facebook, X and Instagram.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Claire Reid contributed to this report.

This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Want to celebrate the cicada invasion? There's a bobblehead for that.

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