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The cicada sounds on this page are of North American species. See the links at the end of the page for International species.

Magicicada species, which are the periodical cicadas currently emerging in the United States, are at the top of the list.

North American Periodical Cicadas

Species & Song Type Listen Location & Source
M. cassini Court II & III Recorded in New York, Brood II by Cicada Mania
M. cassini Distress Recorded in New Jersey, Brood II by Cicada Mania
M. cassini Chorus Recorded in New Jersey, Brood II by Cicada Mania
M. cassini Call Recorded in USA by Joe Green
M. cassini Chorus Recorded in New Jersey, Brood II by Cicada Mania
M. septendecim Distress Recorded in New Jersey, Brood II by Cicada Mania
M. septendecim Court II Recorded in New Jersey, Brood II by Cicada Mania
M. septendecim Call Recorded in New Jersey, Brood II by Cicada Mania
M. septendecim Court III Recorded in New Jersey, Brood II by Cicada Mania
M. septendecim Court I Recorded in New Jersey, Brood II by Cicada Mania
M. septendecula Call Recorded in USA by Joe Green
M. septendecula Call Recorded in USA by Joe Green
M. sp Chorus Recorded in New Jersey, Brood X by Cicada Mania
M. tredecassini Call Recorded in Illinois, Brood XXIII by Cicada Mania
M. tredecula Chorus Recorded in Ohio, Brood XXII by Cicada Mania
M. tredecula Call Recorded in Ohio, Brood XXII by Cicada Mania
M. tredecula Call Recorded in Ohio, Brood XXII by Cicada Mania

Some of the North American Annual Species

Species & Song Type Listen Location & Source
D. olympusa Starting Call Recorded in Florida by Joe Green
D. olympusa Chorus Recorded in Florida by Joe Green
D. olympusa Distress Recorded in Florida by Joe Green
D. viridifascia Call Recorded in Florida by Joe Green
N. hieroglyphica hieroglyphica Call Recorded in Florida by Joe Green
N. hieroglyphica hieroglyphica Pre Call Recorded in Florida by Joe Green
N. hieroglyphica hieroglyphica Call Recorded in Florida by Joe Green
N. resonans Call Recorded in Florida by Joe Green
N. resonans Distress Recorded in Florida by Joe Green
N. tibicen tibicen Call Recorded in New Jersey by Cicada Mania

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Websites that feature North American Cicada Calls


International Cicada Sounds