This powerful image made its rounds over the weekend on social media, and finally WJLA ABC 7 news interviewed a few entomologists to find out exactly what caused trillions of cicadas to wash up on a beach near Deale, Maryland. The severe storms we've been having lately are to blame. The winds and currents are pulling cicadas off trees and into nearby bodies of water. The cicadas are not strong flyers to begin with so they can't swim away easily and the current ends up bringing them into the water where they drown and eventually wash up on the shore. The amount of cicadas pictured in this shot is incredible. So many are dead and washed up on the shore. It almost makes me feel bad for these guys, who I despise normally!