Latest Cicadas News

Would you like a cicada salad? The monstrous little noisemakers descend on a New Orleans menu

Apr. 19, 2024 01:05 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the nation prepares for trillions of red-eyed bugs known as periodical cicadas to emerge, it's worth noting that they're not just annoying, noisy pests — if prepared properly, they can also be tasty to eat. Blocks away from such French Quarter fine-dining...

Invaders from underground are coming in cicada-geddon. It's the biggest bug emergence in centuries

Apr. 01, 2024 10:36 AM EDT

Trillions of evolution’s bizarro wonders, red-eyed periodical cicadas that have pumps in their heads and jet-like muscles in their rears, are about to emerge in numbers not seen in decades and possibly centuries. Crawling out from underground every 13 or 17 years, with a collective...

Cicadas are nature's weirdos. They pee stronger than us and an STD can turn them into zombies

Apr. 01, 2024 10:35 AM EDT

The periodical cicadas that are about to infest two parts of the United States aren't just plentiful, they're downright weird. These insects are the strongest urinators in the animal kingdom with flows that put humans and elephants to shame. They have pumps in their heads that pull...