Cicadas Are Coming: Where and What To Expect
"Periodical cicadas," insects that spent 13 or 17 years living underground, are returning.
This kind of cicada has seven species with more than two dozen broods, each waking in a different year.
This year, Brood VII cicadas emerged in central New York after a 17-year hiatus.
They are the smallest brood of periodical cicadas and contain only one species notes MNN.com This brood is isolated to the Finger Lakes area of New York and will likely be the next brood to go extinct.
There's also a possibility that Brood XXII stragglers will emerge in parts of LA, MS, OH and KY.
But don't fret, cicadas are harmless- they are focused solely on finding mates and laying eggs.
They don't carry diseases, bite, or sting and contrary to popular belief, they are not locusts.