Cicadas with blood-red eyes emerge in DC

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Eerie stunning photos captured Brood X cicadas with blood-red eyes emerging from their shells in Washington, DC, on Sunday after 17 years of hibernation.

The creepy insects push out of their casings in the ground looking pale with yellow wings before their skeletons harden and turn brown — and they fly off in droves to mate, creating their telltale deafening buzz.

DC is among the Eastern Seaboard states considered to be ground zero for this year’s crop of trillions of emerging cicadas.

The impending onslaught of the bugs has already prompted a Michelin-starred restaurant in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Little Pearl, to temporarily close, saying it can’t expect its customers to enjoy their experience, given the anticipated noise.

There have been previous sightings of the insects everywhere from New Jersey to Georgia.

New York is expected to see some of the cicadas this year, although its biggest wave should come in 2030 with the Brood II generation, according to the US Forest Service.

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