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Cicada Audio/Sound page
Magicicada is the type of periodical cicada (aka 17 year cicadas) currently emerging in the eastern United States. Note: they typically only sing during the day.
Various Magicicada species chorusing in Princeton:
An MP3 sound file of the emergence in Princeton (1.5MB, MP3). Free to download and enjoy.
Court II and III
The rest of the cicadas on this page are annual cicadas.
Tibicen tibicen (chloromera):
Other websites with cicada sounds:
- Insect Singers is a great new site from Kathy Hill and David Marshall featuring dozens of cicada songs of North American cicadas.
- The Songs of Insects audio page has many excellent samples of American cicada songs. Their book is worth buying too.
- Checklist of Cicadas North of Mexico features many songs.
- Cicada Videos and Sounds Alarm Squawks and Mating Calls is also very helpful for identifying cicada sounds.
- Selected North American cicada species has about 20 song samples too.
- For more cicada audio look for links marked with an AUDIO tag on the links page, and read my blog post about cicada sounds.