NOW THAT'S FUNNY
We were promised cicadas. Swarms of noisy, mating bugs were going to emerge from the ground as soon as the soil became warm enough. The soil did its part â€“ we had that heat wave â€“ but the cicadas have not appeared. So where are they?
There are several explanations for the no-show. As reported on Yahoo and Livescience.com, the millions of bugs tend to stay close to where they emerge. If your particular county doesnâ€™t have cicadas in the ground, you probably wonâ€™t see any, because they donâ€™t come flying over from other counties. Another explanation is that their food source was lost: they feed off the roots of trees for all the years they live below soil. If those trees have been cut down or died, they nymphs will starve.
Other reasons for the absent cicadas: