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This sections contains general news articles that don't quite fit into the other news categories. Cicadas General Info contain articles such as reports from contributors, information on first emergences during a cicada season as well as information on areas where the author has revisited. There are lots of images and videos contained within these articles. Feel free to ask questions and post comments in the comments section at the end of each article.

Reports of Cicadas Emerging in the US

Below is a list of first reports that have been posted to Massachusetts Cicadas' Entomology-Cicadidae group from around the United State: June 12, Wake Co. N. Carolina Tibicen tibicen, Tibicen robinsonianus, Tibicen lyricen, Neocicada heiroglyphica Central Mississippi Neocicada heiroglyphica - May 24 Tibicen tibicen - June 1 Tibicen pruinosus - June 9 Washington Co. Arkansas Tibicen robinsonianus - June 6

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Date Posted: 2009-06-23 Comments: (0)

Wettest June on Record for Okanagana

Wettest June on Record for Okanagana cicadas This has to be the coldest and wettest June that I have ever experienced here in the Northeast. The week of June 7 - June 12 temperatures were in the 50's and it was also rainy. Despite this, on Saturday June 13th I headed back to my favorite spots in Montague, MA to hunt for more Okanagana. It was very sunny that Saturday and temps were in the mid 70's but still the Okanagana were not calling that day. I spent a good part of the day there and while I heard maybe one or two Okanagana the entire

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Date Posted: 2009-06-20 Comments: (0)

The 2009 Cicada Season Has Arrived!

Okanagana rimosa Hey folks. I sincerely apologize for not putting up many posts last year. As you may or may not know, last year was a key year here in Massachusetts as far as cicadas go. Last year was the scheduled appearance of the Brood XIV 17 year periodical cicadas. You can read more on Brood XIV by clicking here or go to the Missions section for more information posted last year on this unique phenomenon. Suffice it to say I was very busy studying these cicadas and much of my time was spent out i

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Date Posted: 2009-06-06 Comments: (0)

Various Brood XIV Updates

Lisa's Magicicada septendecim Today, a report was recieved from the Report Brood XIV Periodical Cicadas that Long Island is finally starting to see the Periodical Cicadas emerging. Like Massachusetts, finally the Pink and Yellow Pips noted on the map can be changed to Red. I suspect as time goes on we'll be getting in more reports. The Massachusetts Distribution Map Has Been Broken Out! I decided in order to save you the time of zooming in on Massachusetts, I separated it out from the main Brood XIV distribution ma

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Date Posted: 2008-05-29 Comments: (0)

Periodical Cicadas Found in Forestdale

Magicicada exuvia Well, three days off of my prediction isn't bad really! Thanks to my good friend Lisa from Mashpee, who sent in a report of the first adult cicadas found along with a bunch of exuvia on West Road in Forestdale. I suspect that this evening we will see a lot of nymphs emerging from the ground. If you spot any please remember to report in! Areas on the map which were pink to indicate immature nymph sightings will need to be rechecked and marked with a red pip to indicate full adult sightings.

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Date Posted: 2008-05-27 Comments: (0)

More Magicicada Sightings Reported

Cicada Research Vehicle Well, it's been a slow start to the emergence. Reports are being received from Kentucky, Tenessee, North Carolina and Ohio indicating that periodical cicadas in all forms including tenerals, nymphs and adults with even a few calling are being reported. Its been unusually cool this spring so this has no-doubt delayed the emergence. Brood XIV Distribution Map Updated. The map is a compiled list of sightings that have come in through the Report Brood XIV periodical cicadas form. Hopeful

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Date Posted: 2008-05-11 Comments: (0)

Immature Magicicada Nymphs Found

Immature Magicicada nymph from Long Island Thanks to a very pleasant reader who submitted the below Periodical Cicada immature nymphs in the Dix Hills area on Long Island. These look like M. septendecim nymphs judging by those mud chimneys. Click on the thumbnails below for a bigger picture. The reader also reports that an over-abundance of birds are located all over the property feasting on the nymphs. It looks like the process known as "predator satiation" has started early. Only Probable Spe

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Date Posted: 2008-05-05 Comments: (0)

Latest Sightings

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Did you spot an annual cicada or a cicada killer wasp? If you did and you have a photo and want to report it, please click the link below.

Brood I Information

The Brood I periodical cicada emergence happened in 2012 in Virginia, W. Virginia and Tennessee. Below are some of the highlights.

Brood XIX Information

The Brood XIX periodical cicada emergence has come and gone. Below is some information that you may find helpful.