I had an unusual experience the other day while boarding a UAX flight from BNA to IAD. Being an ERJ 145 we were boarding via stairs from the tarmac. Nashville is enjoying the year of the locust (i.e. the emergence of 13 year cicadas) and a swarm of cicadas arrived about when the passengers did. The poor flight attendant grabbed the nearest Hemispheres magazine and was furiously waving it at the doorway to keep the bugs out. A few did make it onto the plane, where she stomped them and cleaned up the remains with cocktail napkins. I'm not particularly freaked out by cicadas so mostly found this amusing, but the woman seated behind me was somewhat panicky.