Invasion of the 17-year cicada brood
What’s red-eyed, over-sized, loud, horrifying and 17 years in the making? The soon-to-be-emerging cicada brood, described by one expert as a “huge tsunami.”
The bugs, which have been hibernating for nearly two decades before emerging, molting, mating and passing away in droves, are a swarming terror to some, and for others, they’re an under-appreciated delicacy.
But rest assured, West Coast readers, the imminent cicada invasion is entirely an East Coast problem.
And for anyone skeptical as to how creepy cicadas can be, click here at your own peril.
Photo: Chris Simon / University of Connecticut, Associated Press

Invasion of the 17-year cicada brood

What’s red-eyed, over-sized, loud, horrifying and 17 years in the making? The soon-to-be-emerging cicada brood, described by one expert as a “huge tsunami.”

The bugs, which have been hibernating for nearly two decades before emerging, molting, mating and passing away in droves, are a swarming terror to some, and for others, they’re an under-appreciated delicacy.

But rest assured, West Coast readers, the imminent cicada invasion is entirely an East Coast problem.

And for anyone skeptical as to how creepy cicadas can be, click here at your own peril.

Photo: Chris Simon / University of Connecticut, Associated Press

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    oh god I remember these from back in Illinois in middle school they were KINDA neat actually but pretty loud…
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    I WAS JUST YELLING ABOUT THIS I FOUND LIKE FIVE IN MY BACK YARD AN HOUR OR SO AGO I’M NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS AT ALL
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    I want to experience just one of these. Safely indoors of course.
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    I want to cry
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    Forever thankful to my Grandparents and their Grandparents for having the sack to pick up and move west.