Got periodical cicadas? Wish you did? Or do you find them utterly repulsive or terrifying, but fascinating all the same? This is a community to discuss those big, loud, abundant, and interesting insects. Document emergences in your area. Discuss personal encounters of the bug kind. Or complain about them, if that's what you feel moved to do. Anything cicada goes here. And though the username broodx refers to only one of the many broods that emerge on different cycles, people who deal with any of the cycles are welcome here. It's just that "Brood X" would be a better name for a rock band than any of the others.