Friday, I was mowing some acreage near Carrollton Ohio in preparation for the memorial day cookout.
They started coming out of the ground literally.. then they molt on every available surface... then fly around and generally make TONS OF NOISE.http://www.hometownstations.com/story/32087911/17-year-cicadas-start-to-appear-in-ohio
17-year cicadas start to appear in Ohio
Posted: May 28, 2016 10:16 AM EST
Updated: May 28, 2016 10:16 AM EST
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - The anticipated arrival of the 17-year cicadas is at hand in eastern Ohio.
The prawn-sized insects are starting to emerge from the ground, attach themselves to trees and shed their exoskeletons. Then they'll emerge as flying creatures with red eyes and orange wings and feet. This particular group - or brood - was last seen in eastern Ohio and much of West Virginia in 1999.
The cicadas mate, and the females will lay eggs before the adults die off in about a month. The nymphs will fall to ground, burrow and live for another 17 years.
Residents may hear them before they see them. The collective mating call of the males has been known to drown out the sound of jet planes passing overhead.
THEY ARE super loud its creepy sounding.
First one I saw Friday morning.. it was molting.
After molting they look like this
By Saturday night they looked like this
my gas mileage today was good.. computer is generally about .5mpg optimistic .. on the way home it was -2mpg from A/C
1 minute after arrival.. my new buddy found me.. they were literally falling out of the trees after molting.
ps dont mind the Brace and Michael Jackson glove thats my "broken" arm.
1 out of 30million locust agree..Michelin Tires rock
Exoskeletons on random tree.. were literally thousands within 50ft.
One of the smaller fields I mowed... golf course eh.
And finally some distant relatives brought their pet turkey..... yes pet turkey.