2021 marks another emergence of Periodical Cicada "Brood X". These insects live underground for 17 years before emerging in large numbers over a large area of the United States.
Interestingly, you can have them in your yard and your neighbor might not.
They lay their eggs in trees and shrubs with small twigs, then die...and the next generation emerges again 17 years later. For those who have never experienced a "Brood" of these insects it can seem like a noisy and uncontrollable "plague"...but Cicadas are a fascinating piece of our American ecology and fill their unique niche in our environment.
We will see them throughout May and June here in Central Indiana.
This list is mainly children's books on the topic...we have a number of them on our library shelves to help young readers understand these insects!
For our adult readers, I can give a great website for more information, pictures, and even recordings of periodic Cicadas in the United States: https://www.cicadamania.com/