This video from the USA says about itself:
time lapse of brood XIV cicada emerging from nymph exoskeleton. Taken on 5-24-08 in Louisa, KY over a 2-hour period. This is a 17 year cidada of the Magicicada genus. They spend 17 years developing underground, 2 hours emerging, and a week having sex to produce the next brood. We have seen areas of the yard with emergence holes every 5″ or so, so extrapolate that over a large area to imagine how many cicadas are emerging in our 1 acre lot.
From Associated Press:
Noisy cicadas disappearing for another 17 years
By Dan Strumpf
CHICAGO — For weeks, Debbie Dethart refused to venture into her back yard to mow the lawn because swarms of noisy cicadas covered everything.
Lately though, the elementary school teacher from Homewood has spent a lot of time cleaning up bug carcasses as the 17-year periodical cicadas die off — not to return until 2024.
“I was shooing them away with a broom off the deck,” Dethart said. “I’m not a big bug person.”
But while she was battling the red-eyed, shrimp-sized, flying insects in Homewood, other towns were marked by a cicada-free silence.
Entomologists say the turnout of Brood XIII, although strong, was spottier and smaller than expected in some areas, likely because of land development over the past 17 years.
After periodical cicadas emerge and mate, their offspring burrow into the ground and feed on sap from tree roots until they’re ready to emerge again. When trees are removed — say, to build homes or farms — the cicada larvae go with them, experts said.
So, while established towns such as Villa Park, Elmhurst, Westmont and Hinsdale heard the deafening roar of cicadas’ mating calls — capable of overpowering ringing telephones, lawn mowers and power tools — developing areas like Batavia and Naperville were curiously quiet.
Talking about insects in the USA; about honey bees:
The future of that crop and other important crops such as avocados, apples, berries and soybeans is in jeopardy if there aren’t enough bees to pollinate them for harvest.
Bee species in the Netherlands: here.