'It's Creepy': Delaware Dad Discovers Son Is Expert Cicada Trapper

A dad in Delaware was a tad creeped out to report that his seven-year-old son has become “obsessed with Brood X cicadas”, and captured “a great many of them” in a net.

Caleb Curtiss, of Newark, Delaware, recorded video of his son’s impressive insect haul, joking on Twitter that he was “powerless to do anything about it”.

Cicadas have been emerging from the ground this May for the first time in 17 years, and swarming across the eastern United States. Credit: Caleb Curtiss via Storyful