(ETH) – Within days, a couple of weeks at most, literally trillions of cicadas of Brood X will emerge after 17 years of being hidden underground and is being deemed one of the largest and most noticeable cycle in some time according to NBCDFW.
These insects will emerge across 15 states from Indiana to Georgia to New York and will be coming out in mass numbers in Tennessee and North Carolina.
The report reveals that when they fully emerge at dusk they will try to climb up trees or anything vertical and once off the ground, will shed their skins and try to survive that vulnerable stage before they become dinner to a host of critters including ants, birds, dogs, cats and Raupp.
The sound of the mass of these insects can be deafening in some parts of the country. This is not considered an invasion as the cicadas have been here the entire time, quietly feeding off tree roots underground, not asleep, just moving slowly waiting for their body clocks to alarm them it is time to re-emerge and breed.