Nothing says “Summer is here!” like the mating songs of adult cicadas.
Cicadas can be divided into three major life-cycle categories: annual, periodical, and proto-periodical. Swamp cicadas are an annual cicada. Every year they emerge from underground as nymphs and molt their exo-skeleton to become adults.
After their bodies and wings harden post-molt the adults mate and die.
A great online resource for cicadas is CicadaMania.com