CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - 22News is working for you with information about a rare bug that will be appearing this spring.
The Cicada Bug has spent the last 17 years feeding underground from the Carolinas to southern New England, and they make a sound when they come back to the surface.
When ground temperatures rise to 64 degrees, the cicada, which look like grasshoppers, come out of the ground in search of a mate; in the process, they will be making a lot of noise.
According to Keith Lacross of the Braman Termite and Pest Elimination , "The males, when they're looking to mate with a female will get together in a chorus, they're going to aggregate and they'll get quite loud, the females respond to that with a clicking of the wings."
It's the males that will be the loudest, with several million per acre in some parts of the east coast.
They will hang out in wooded areas for a few weeks until mating has completed and then the male and females will die and the offspring will go back into the ground for 17 more years.
In Massachusetts, cicadas are most common in the Berkshires, but if they're around, you'll be able to tell from the noise and the holes in the ground.
Don't worry, they don't normally bite or sting.