I've just recently moved to Europe (southern Germany), so this might be a common sight to someone who has been living here for longer.
Yesterday I noticed dozens of these insects walking on the sidewalk and grass. Then I looked at the trunk of some trees and, lo and behold, saw HUNDREDS of them, just chilling there.
Apparently they don't bite, don't fly, don't do anything except cuddle up to each other.
I first saw them early in the morning (around 9am), but again late in the evening (11pm).
So, what are those? Is it common to have so many of these or should I be worried?