Who knew a gazillion bugs could be so *doggone* noisy???? Anyone else feel like they're losing their mind with these critters? It's making it really hard for me to work, LOL. Their buzzing just seeps into my brain until it's all I can hear. They starting coming out on 5/22... I think they're only supposed to live a couple of weeks, right? The last week and a half, it sounds like there is a mob about 2 streets over. I can only be thankful that for some reason the trees in our yard weren't massive infested. Diva, being the studly chick that she is , brought home a baggy last week just chock full of shells, plus a couple of dead bugs. For some reason I didn't really think they had red eyes, but sure enough, they do. There's a tree over by their school that is filled with albino cicadas. And one of husband's friends actually did roast one and eat it - and he agreed that they do taste much like almonds. I'm just going to take his word on that. Thank goodness they only come out every 17 years. I plan to be long gone from IL next time around (or maybe just pleasantly hard of hearing!!). Who else has these lovely little beasts?