The eastern United States will soon experience a rare phenomenon: the invasion of billions of cicadas.
Melanie Asher, a resident of Bethesda, in the suburbs of Washington, has a memory of the invasion of 1987: “It looked like science fiction” before adding that “the ground was covered with cicadas which fell, dead dead. It was really strange, like it came from another world. “
This year, cicadas are expected in May , or perhaps from April depending on the region, in parts of a vast territory stretching from Washington to the east of the state of Illinois, in passing through Georgia . Melody Merin, a resident of Washington, witnessed the last big wave in 2004: “They just flew everywhere. In the car, they hit the windshield, you couldn’t drive with the windows open.”