Cicadas (oh no, not again)

The mayflies in Gimli, Manitoba were bad enough for me: some mornings in summer you’d discover that they’d covered every horizontal surface overnight. And you’d be picking them off your body throughout the day. One or two I could handle; thousands, I couldn’t. But that pales in comparison to cicadas. Brood X is emerging again after 17 years. It’s enough to make an entomophobe consider his travel plans very carefully. More via Google News (via Oliver, whose original link has expired).