The Magicicada periodical Brood II cicadas have emerged as of about 2 weeks ago. Not found everywhere as a lot of people think but still a pest to some neighborhoods.
A friend of mine tipped me off to a infestation of them across from Hubbard Park in Meriden on Gwen road. When I got there a few days later I was quite amazed. The sound these insects were making was somthing out of a science fiction movie. A low droning, with changes of pitch in between the drone.
Then I saw them. A few at first, but as you looked more closely they were everywhere. In bushes, trees, roadways, and as soon as I took my camera out they were all over me. Not doing anything but landing on you, and then taking off after crawling around a little.
Here are a few frames of our buggy 17 year old friends!