--She looks like a leaf that woke up and decided to try hopping:A couple of commenters have mentioned how they just couldn't possibly live anyplace where you could tell the season by the insect life; I guess that means I'm popular in sterile facilities located in the Polar regions, 'cos anywhere else, you have bugs.
You just do. They've got us outnumbered and most of them are no problem. Katydid and cicadas certainly aren't, other than the noise. (Okay, it's possible katydids might show up in sufficient numbers to vex a farmer.) Katydids sing me to sleep every night in the Summer and Fall; I can't image disliking them. (I like cicadas, too -- did you know the males have a mechanical disconnect in their ears? 'Strewth, a boy cicada can turn off his tympana. So human! Actually, it's so they don't deafen themselves, the cheaters). --Crickets are okay other than running loose indoors, I draw the line at that. (There's a batch outside now, complaining "chill...chill....chill" very slowly.)
Wherever you are, bugs are there, too (with a few exceptions -- high enough and/or dry enough, even the persistent ones tend to go ::pop::). Many are quite beautiful -- might as well enjoy them!
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