PITTSBURGH (AP) — With their bulging red eyes and deafening mating song, the 17-year cicadas are about to emerge.
The insects have been waiting underground for nearly two decades, and...
ONONDAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Students from Japan and a researcher from New Zealand are among the scientists and hobbyists flocking to central New York for rare sightings of a big bug.
The area's cicada (sih-KAY'-duh) brood emerges once every 17 years.
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CLEVELAND, Ohio – The opening minutes of "Appropriate" are notable for the keening of cicadas. The noise goes on and on – so long, you start to question its meaning. Are they doing that on purpose? Is this a delaying tactic because an actor is stuck in traffic?
In a few days, thousands of buzzing creatures are expected to emerge from the ground, crawl toward the nearest tree and shed their skins before taking to the air.
They'll leave behind the dead shell of their former bodies clinging to the trees.
This might sound like something out of a horror movie but it's actually a natural phenomenon that experts say will likely take place in Rome before Memorial Day.
That extended, high-pitched singing isn’t the only sound signaling the annual emergence of cicadas this summer.
Jody Green’s phone has been ringing off the hook lately, too.
The urban insect expert has been swarmed by callers concerned about oversize wasps that hunt the even bigger cicadas.
“It’s something they’re freaking out about,” said Green, an entomologist for NU Extension in Lancaster County. “A lot of people, if they’re not educated...