The 17-Year Cicada Has Arrived
I guess you could say they've been here all along since they emerge from the ground en masse after a long nap. As I strolled the garden today I saw oodles of the nymph skins hanging from leaves on bushes and from low tree branches. They climb up from the ground to find a spot where they attach their feet pretty solidly (you have to give a good snatch to get them to detach). Then they begin to crawl out of that skin and become a full-bodied Cicada with beautiful red eyes and large wings. Cicadas eat foilage so they're not welcome guests.