We have made first contact.
The pictures have begun the flow into Twitter in a mix of strange excitement for "Swarmaggedon," as many have penned the buggy phenomenon.
For four to six weeks, the two-inch critters will roam the east coast. Those who were around when the last brood of seventeen year cicadas emerged -- 2004 -- can tell you just how annoying/interesting/loud these cicadas are.
— First Peoples (@FirstPeoples) May 13, 2013
Are you excited about this year's brood? Tell us in the comments!
And check out just how much these cicadas have missed since the last time they saw sunlight!