Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:23:56 AM
These particular types of cicadas pop up every 17 years, I think it was 2006 that the 13 year cicadas popped up. And there is a yearly cicada too. You'd hate them more if you were a lifeguard like I was back in 06 and had to pick them out of the water every 3 seconds and listen to little girls cry non stop. They also kill a lot of the trees too.
@ferdyfred and @OldOllie: if you being attacked by a wasp or bee blow smoke in their face. They have a natural reaction to stop everything, go back to their hive, and eat any stored food. They do this as an adaption to forest fires, they eat as much as they can and prepare to renest elsewhere after the fire destroys their hive. Hair pisses them off, I think because of hairy creatures that raid their nests, like bears. Is your back hairy like a bear, OldOllie? It may be why they did that, or you may have stepped on one and not known, the pheromones from dead siblings set them off too.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:38:17 AM
LOL- well wasps are cool too... wasps are the benefit cheats, Bees are the workers wasps just have one purpose in life bother things, they get their cheque, get pissed n rowdy and find a picnic and cause botheration Bees get worked up about this but like gents, carry on with their jobs see were Im coming from here ??