They’re Herrrrreeee… (Cicada Brood X)

Saw these on my walk this morning. Empty cicada shells. It’s just the beginning. Pretty soon there will be so many we’ll be sweeping them away.

A close-up. The people in the house where I saw them had their tree taken down. So, when the cicada nymphs emerge after 17 years and want to climb, they pick the nearest vertical object, in this case a blade of grass.

These next two photos show the holes that are appearing beneath trees, near the roots. They’re about 1/2 inch in diameter. Dug by the nymphs that were in the shells above.

I can’t believe I lucked out and saw some adults! They’re close to 2 inches long. They aren’t singing yet. I can’t wait.

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