Come the end of the cicada invasion, these discarded exoskeletons will be on sidewalks, in driveways, and seemingly everywhere one might possibly set foot. Crunch!
Meanwhile, the new nymphs born from this cycle -- hatched from their eggs and fallen to the ground -- will burrow down into the earth, where they will begin their own 17-year wait to emerge.
Good luck, in advance, little newbies. See you in 2033!
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