Cicadas set to awaken for the first time in 17 years

From Mountain Times:

“Compared to a lot insects, they are harmless,” Williams said. “An adult is about a couple of inches long and has real bright red eyes. They can be a little intimidating in that respect. In terms of damage, aside from the fact if you have an orchid — and I don’t know if they will even lay eggs on just any type of tree, as they seem to prefer oak — they are not going to do any long-term damage. They are no direct harm to people. They don’t bite or sting.”


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