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June 25, 2013

Annual Cicada Mania

Filed under: Annual — by @ 12:19 pm

The annual cicada species are out now (now means May to September) around the United States. Not all annual cicadas are out yet — some won’t arrive until late summer — but many are currently out in the southernmost states, and will soon arrive in northern states.

Wonder which annual cicadas are in your area? Try Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico, a PDF that features maps of annual cicadas. Also try our new U.S.A. & Canada Cicada Search search tool.

Wonder what they look like? Start at our Cicadas by Genus and Species page.

Wonder what they sound like? Try Insect Singers.

Here are a small portion of the species that can be found in the USA:

Diceroprocta apache
Diceroprocta apache
Found in: AZ, CA, CO, NV, UT
Diceroprocta olympusa
Diceroprocta olympusa
Found in: AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC
Neocicada hieroglyphica
Neocicada hieroglyphica
Found in: AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA
Okanagana bella
Okanagana bella
Found in: AB, AZ, BC, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY
Okanagana rimosa
Okanagana rimosa
Found in: AB, BC, CA, CT, ID, IL, IN, IA, ME, MB, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NB, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OH, ON, OR, PA, QC, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY
Tibicen superbus
Tibicen superbus
Found in: AR, KS, LA, MO, NM, OK, TX
Tibicen dorsatus
Tibicen dorsatus
Found in: AR, CO, ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX, WY
Cicadetta calliope
Cicadetta calliope
Found in: AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NE, NC, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA
Tibicen pruinosus
Tibicen pruinosus
Found in: AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI

9 Comments »

  1. I would like to inform whomever publishes to where the “Locusts” have been spotted, that they have also arrived here in Maryland. I see approximately 6-10 a day, mostly already dead. Also, I’d like to say that I find this site to very informative. Great Job!

    Comment by mary jones — August 25, 2011 @ 9:39 am

  2. I was at Lake Logan in southern Ohio on 06 May 2012 and saw an Annual Cicada on my bicycle tire as I was getting ready to leave. It was smaller than the Dog Day variety, and the color was also much lighter. I was an avid bug collector in my early teen years, and I’ve never seen any Cicadas in the spring before. This particular specimen was relocated to a tree my bike was leaning against before I left. I regretted not taking a picture of it, as they are a beautiful bug.

    Comment by Michael P. Hamilton — June 3, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

  3. Beginning in 2010, I noticed a disturbing(?) trend. By late July or early August, you almost always heard cicadas buzzing away during the day. I lived in northern/central NJ almost my entire adult life. I never, ever went a summer without hearing cicadas. Now there are not any cicadas buzzing away. I mean zero. I previously did not know that cicada wasps existed. I’ve seen some big wasps before, but not a cicada attacking, burrowing wasp. Now I live in North Plainfield NJ. There are now hundreds of wasp burrows, everywhere I turn. So what do I think happened? I lived in Maplewood, and North Plainfield NJ for many years. There may have been a few cicada wasps around, but not a huge amount. The amount of cicadas outnumbered the wasps and many were around during the day, buzzing away. That’s not happening this summer. Possibly, from climate change or other factors unknown to me/us, the cicada wasps expanded their range to this part of NJ. The days are eerily quiet without the cicadas present. If anyone has an explanation for this, please post it.

    Comment by Eric Y — August 3, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

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  5. Hi,

    I think the cold spring we (Mid Atlantic) has had a massive effect on the annual cicadas. It’s almost July and here in northern VA I have heard…..ONE…!!!… annual cicada in the last week. Defintely somethingt not right, hopefully they’re just delayed.

    The cold spring also massively affected the arrival of hummingbirds. I think it has also affected many more insects that we’re not aware of., which is a problem because it’s all part of the food chain.

    In the UK for example, insect levels are down 40% because of their very cold spring (caused by slipping jet stream, same problem we had)and it’s severely affecting food availability for bird species that eat insects. Just shows you how climate change can have big effects.

    It’s just so weird being almsot July and the garden is absolutely quiet……

    Comment by WingCommanderChirper — June 28, 2013 @ 10:38 am

  6. Sorry to hear about the trees being removed from your neighborhood. Yes, tree removal is likely the top reason why cicadas will disappear in a particular area. You can always travel to a local park. There should be a few big parks in Middlesex and Monmouth county you can visit. I used to live in Middlesex county and now live in Monmouth. I usually hear the Tibicen tibicen, Tibicen lyricen, Tibicen linnei and Tibicen canicularis in that area.

    Comment by Dan — June 9, 2014 @ 7:20 pm

  7. They might be Magicicada stragglers. Feel free to post a URL to an image or video so we can have a look.

    Comment by Dan — June 13, 2014 @ 9:20 pm

  8. Periodical cicadas can emerge a year after the main brood emerges. This phenomena is called straggling.

    Comment by Dan — June 15, 2014 @ 9:06 pm

  9. Hello
    we see green annual cicada in Iran. blew link show they:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/fa/thumb/5/5f/Hashare-Hemiptera.JPG/220px-Hashare-Hemiptera.JPG

    Comment by Armin — July 17, 2014 @ 11:36 am

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