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Cicada Sighting in Scarborough, ME

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Cicada Sighting in Scarborough, ME

My son found the cicada on our driveway this morning. We picked it up to observe it and it made a loud clicking sound. Hurricane Irene is just leaving the area, not sure if the winds blew it into the area!

Date Posted: 2011-08-29 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-09-02 | Website:

Hi Amy,

Thanks for sending in these photos. We are always interested in cicada sightings from the upper New England States. I can tell you that this is one of the common species of cicadas found in New England and Maine in particular. It is known as the Northern Dog-Day Cicada, Tibicen canicularis. While it probably got beat up by Hurricane Irene, these cicadas are native to New England. Thanks for sharing your photos and for providing the data for the distribution database.

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