Cicadas Missouri and Illinois to get double whammy of noisy emerging cicadas; St. Louis will be fairly quiet By Stephanie Lecci • May 12, 2015 Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation They’re ba-a-ack. Those noisy cicadas with their bright red eyes and dark bodies soon will emerge again in Missouri and Illinois after years underground, poking holes in the soil starting in mid-May. Cicadas. Love 'em. Hate 'em. Eat 'em? By Véronique LaCapra • Jun 14, 2011 (Art Chimes) (Have a cicada sighting to report? Share it with us on our interactive map - photos and videos welcome, too!) Billions of periodical cicadas have emerged over the past few weeks in more than a dozen states across the Southeast and Midwest. A food bonanza for predators Cicadas: the science behind the invasion By Véronique LaCapra • Jun 13, 2011 (Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio) They’re back. And if they’re out in your neighborhood, they’re pretty hard to miss. I’m talking about the periodical cicadas. In the past few weeks, they’ve emerged by the billions in states from Maryland to Georgia to Oklahoma. Missouri cicada ice cream seller advised to cool it By The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud • Jun 7, 2011 (via Flickr/Common Pixels) Updated 9:59 a.m. June 8 to clarify Associated Press story. Public health officials in Columbia, Mo. have asked an ice cream shop to cool it* with the cicada-flavored ice cream that customers apparently can't get enough of.