Cicada Mania Facebook Twitter Twitter

Dedicated to cicadas, the most amazing insects in the world.

Buy a Cicada T-shirt, Mug, or Hat!

May 23, 2009

Brood II Emerging in New Jersey and New York

Filed under: Brood II,Brood XIV,Magicicada — Dan @ 8:56 am

According to messages left on this site, as well as the magicicada.org map, Brood II cicadas have emerged in New Jersey and New York. I’m in New Jersey, and I plan on looking for cicadas this weekend.

So far:

Brood II stragglers are emerging (4 years ahead of schedule) in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and New York.

Brood XIV stragglers are emerging (1 year after they’re supposed to) in Ohio.

Update:

I found some skins in Metuchen, NJ tonight. Apologies for the quality of the photo — I only had my cell phone with me.

Brood II stragglers

May 20, 2009

Brood XIV stragglers confirmed as well as Brood II

So, we already know that Brood II stragglers are emerging in places like North Carolina and Virginia. Brood II cicadas weren’t due until 2013, which means the Brood II cicadas emerging now are emerging 4 years ahead of schedule.

At the same time, Brood XIV stragglers are emerging in Ohio (Batavia, Ohio to be exact). Brood XIV emerged in full-force last year, which means some Brood XIV cicadas emerging now are emerging 1 year behind schedule.

If you compare the Brood II map and Brood XIV map you’ll see they don’t overlap. Hint: open each map in a different browser or browser tab and toggle between the two.

Here’s some pictures of the Brood XIV stragglers Roy Troutman found just tonight in Batavia, Ohio.

Brood XIV Straggler by Roy Troutman

Brood XIV Straggler by Roy Troutman

May 4, 2009

Magicicada septendecim emerging in Greensboro, NC

Filed under: Brood II,Brood XIV,Cicada Arts,Magicicada,Periodical — Tags: — Dan @ 5:56 pm

Tommy Joseph took these photos of Magicicada septendecim emerging Greensboro, North Carolina.

Update: looking at the maps, they probably aren’t brood XIV. Looks like they are Brood II accelerated 4 years, or Brood XIX accelerated 2 years (which would make them 13 year cicadas and Magicicada neotredecim [striking that last bit]).

Click the images for the larger version.

Magicicada septendecim male:

Magicicada septendecim male

Magicicada skins:

Magicicada skins

Magicicada septendecim:

Magicicada skins

Magicicada skins

See all of Tommy’s Magicicada photos.

April 24, 2009

Be on the lookout for Brood XIV stragglers?

Filed under: Brood XIV,Magicicada,Periodical Stragglers — Dan @ 6:23 am

Be on the lookout for Brood XIV stragglers. A few Magicicada that didn’t emerge in 2008 should appear in 2009! Keep your eyes and ears peeled.

January 11, 2009

HD Cicada Videos from Roy Troutman

Filed under: Brood XIV,Cicada Anatomy,Magicicada,Roy Troutman,Video — Dan @ 7:36 pm

Here’s something special. Roy Troutman has uploaded some HD quality videos of Magicicadas to YouTube. Click the links to see the full-size versions.

Periodical Cicada sitting on leaf in HD:

Periodical Cicada’s heart pumping in HD:

Cicada molting in HD:

« Newer PostsOlder Posts »