After spending 17 years underground, billions of cicadas are expected to swarm the East Coast, including New York City.
The ground just needs to warm up to 64 degrees before they fully emerge, although there have been some sightings already in Brooklyn, Queens and on Staten Island.
"They live 17 years in the ground as immatures and when it's the right time, they'll emerge to produce the adult stage which of course their main thing to do is mate start a next generation," said American Museum of Natural History Entomologist Lou Sorkin.
While cicadas don't bite or sting, they are loud and residents might find them crawling on their leg if out near the trees where they mate.
Experts say they're also good to eat, if you can stomach them.
"The back splits open, the adult comes out and that's the point at which you collect them if you want to eat them, because they're soft, like a soft shell crab at that point," Sorkin said.
"I might try them, a cicada. Why not?" said one adventurous New Yorker.
"I don't see myself eating insects," said another New Yorker.
After the cicadas mate, they will die and their offspring will retreat underground until 2030.