I have always heard that cats have nine lives. I am now convinced that those 13-year cicadas are tough little buggers and have at least two. I found four of the ugly critters in the pool filter yesterday evening. Since I wanted to have a real cicada to help with the proportions of my fly pattern I brought them inside. They appeared to be soaking wet so I spread them out on a paper towel to dry.
I got home from work today and sat down at the tying desk for a bit. It wasn’t long until I heard that odd croaking or screaming coming from the other room. I walked in and guess what. Yes, you guessed it. There were only two cicadas lying on the towel and they were both alive and croaking. The biggest problem is that I found four cicadas. Now I have two cicadas wandering around my basement and I cannot find them. I am not afraid of the cicadas. They are harmless, but I am afraid of what my wife is going to do to me when she walks downstairs and one flies across the room.
Does anyone have any ideas on where a cicada will hide in a basement? If so please let me know.