Swarm of Insects Set To Emerge From The Earth

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Trillions of cicadas are expected to emerge from the Earth after 17 years of slumber.

The massive brood of insects are widely known for the loud noise that they create. The sound these creatures make comes in at a volume of up to 105 decibels.

Two entomologists at the University of Maryland found the creatures in suburban backyards and say that this is a sign that nature is doing alright.

From The Daily Caller: 

John Cooley, an entomologist of the University of Connecticut, told the AP that the United States is the only place in the world that has periodic cicadas which stay underground from 13 to 17 years.

Raupp and other scientists have predicted that the bugs will emerge within the next two weeks because they come up when the ground temperature reaches 64 degrees and the ground temperatures in Maryland and Ohio have been in the low 60s.

Raupp told the AP that the cicadas all come out at the same time to avoid being eaten by predators.

Despite the unusualness of these critters, May Berenbaum, an entomologist at the University of Illinois, told AP that people tend to be afraid of the wrong insects. While the mosquito kills the most out of any animal due to malaria, some people dread seeing cicadas, she said. (RELATED: Man Returns To Car To Find 15,000 Angry Bees In His Backseat)

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