NBC News — Ready or not, Brood X has arrived.
Billions of cicadas are emerging from their underground habitats for the first time in 17 years to take part in a noisy, monthlong mating ritual.
Cicada sightings have already been reported in Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia. Warm weather on the East Coast could bring out the insects in big numbers this week.
“It’s such a unique experience because they really take over for a month or so,” said John Cooley, an entomologist at the University of Connecticut. “There may be trillions of ants around, but most of the time you...