2016 is the year of the cicada bug’s emerge from a seventeen year slumber.
In my neck-of-the-woods, it’s obvious that these bulgy-eyed critters are back in town.
If you have never seen this bug be thankful, it’s quite unattractive.
The cicada bug is about 1-1/2 inches long with large, beady, red eyes. What I know about these creatures is more than I would like to admit. I have no idea what purpose this flying insect has to offer during its month long visit though.
Not only is the bug big and ugly, but it makes a very surreal sound. When thousands of these creatures congregate and all chime in unison with their surreal singing, the sound is almost deafening!
Click here to listen:
These bugs are here for a little over a month, after which they return to the depths below to begin another 17 year hiatus.
As for me, I am washing my car a heck of a lot more these days because of these flying insect torpedoes. At times there are so many of these bugs flying at my windshield that I involuntarily flinch! Each time they hit they leave a large remnant of themselves. By the time I get to my destination, I have used up my washer fluid trying to clean up the mess to no avail.
So if this post seems a little bit of a rant, well it is. I, and like many others I am sure, am ready to say farewell to our cicada invasion for another 17 years.
I need to go and wash my car now.