They are loud insects that only hatch every 17 years. But this year, cicadas are not bringing their buzz to Bowling Green.
They bugs are very slow flyers, and that makes them easy prey for predators.
There was a lot of hype about cicadas invading back in May, but experts WBKO talked to say the lack of bugs isn't a surprise.
Keith Philips is an assistant Biology professor at Western Kentucky University. He says, "Historically, I don't think Bowling Green has ever been in an area for this Brood 10 to have really dense, high populations."
Areas to our north, like Louisville and Cincinnati, did see a huge turnout of cicadas this year. The next time the cicadas will be in or area won't be until 2021.