Residents of several American states are concerned about the invasion of periodic cicadas.
Users from different areas actively publish in social networks shots with clusters of insects.
According to NBC News, so far, cicadas are most active in Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia, but soon, most of the east coast is expected to warm and, accordingly, increase the number of winged insects.
According to experts, the cicadas got out of the ground for the first time in 17 years.
“This is a unique experience, as these insects come out for a month or so,” explained John Cooley, an entomologist at the University of Connecticut. Periodic cicadas – insects of the family of song cicadas, in contrast to the relatives of the annual cycle, they spend most of their lives underground. Each new generation gets its own Roman numeral — this year America is waiting for the invasion of generation X. It is also called the Great Eastern Generation, as the insect habitat covers most of the states on the Atlantic coast – from Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky in the south to Delaware and New Jersey in the north.