We found many Brood X cicadas at Brookside Gardens. Naturally I took some pictures as shown here. Brood X cicadas emerged from the ground recently in billions and billions in number, primarily in the eeaster part of US. They have about a month to six weeks to find the mates. The females will then lay the eggs in trees, which will hatch in 4-6 week. Both adults cicades will die shortly. After hatch the tiny nymths will fall to the ground and burrow into the soil in serch of tree roots for the sap , the new generation will spend 17 years underground before they emerge. That’s the life cycle of Brood X cicades!