Brood V (5) 17-year cicadas will emerge in the spring of 2016 in Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The cicada species that will emerge are Magicicada cassinii (Fisher, 1852), Magicicada septendecim (Linnaeus, 1758), and Magicicada septendecula Alexander and Moore, 1962. These periodical cicadas have a 17-year life cycle. The last time they emerged was 1999.
Counties where they are likely to emerge:
This data comes from the Cicada Central Magicicada Database and other sources.
Suffolk (Long Island).
Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Clermont, Columbiana, Coshocton, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Fairfield, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Hamilton, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Meigs, Montgomery, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Portage, Richland, Ross, Scioto, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Washington, Wayne
The emergence should be good in the south eastern part of the state and in Summit, Medina, and southern Cuyahoga counties1.
Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland
Allegheny, Augusta, Bath, Highland, Richmond, Rockingham, Shenandoah
Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Mongolia, Monongalia, Nicholas, Nichols, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Webster, Wetzel, Wood
Learn more about Brood V:
- Les Daniels’ account of the Brood V emergence in 1999 in Ohio (archive.org)
- Read more about Brood V on Magicicada.org and see their map of Brood V (which is as good as it gets).
- Read the paper: The 1999 Emergence of the Periodical Cicadas in Ohio (Homopetera: Cicadidae: Magicicada spp. Brood V) by Gene Kritsky, Jessee Smith, and Nicola T. Gallagher, published in 1999 in the journal Ohio Biological Survey.
- Learn more about Periodical Cicadas, including what to look for before they emerge and how to figure out if they’ll emerge in your town.
1 Kritsky, G., J. Smith, and N. T. Gallagher. 1999. The 1999 emergence of the periodical cicada in Ohio (Homoptera: Cicadidae: Magicicada spp. Brood V). Ohio Biological Survey Notes 2:43-47.