Cicada Invasion Begins: Eastern U.S. Beset by BugsPublication: National Geographic News Date: May 11, 2004 View Article
Brood X has arrived. Are you ready?
Billions of black, shrimp-size bugs with transparent wings and beady red eyes are beginning to carpet trees, buildings, poles, and just about anything else vertical in a wide region of the U.S. The invasion zone stretches from the eastern seaboard west through Indiana and south to Tennessee.