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.
April 24, 2009
May 22, 2007
Here’s another Brood XIV straggler from Roy Troutman’s yard. It’s hard to believe all that cicada once fit in that tiny skin.
June 17, 2006
In a few weeks you might see some Magicicada stragglers in areas that saw the Brood X emergence back in 2004. If you see any, let us know.
Update: some exciting news in the comments (before I accidentally deleted the original article):
Our 2006 straggler hunt has been very successful– much more successful than our 2005 Brood XI hunt.
Our group found M. septendecim (XIII), M. tredecassini (XIX), M. tredecim, M. neotredecim, M. tredecassini, and M. tredecula (XXIII), and unidentified nymphal skins, as well as a possible M. cassini (X) straggler– all on a 3-day Midwestern trip. Although most sightings consisted of isolated or small numbers of individuals, two emergences– one at Moody Cemetary in Greene-Sullivan State Forest, Indiana (mostly M. neotredecim), and one at the Vectren Energy plant entrance, near Yankeetown (east of Evansville) IN (mostly M. tredecassini) were substantial enough that there were periods of continuous calling. Not bad for an “off” year!
Complete records will be incorporated into the Magicicada database on Cicada Central as soon as some server issues are solved. If you have records that you’d like to put in the database, send the details (species present, approximate numbers of individuals), the complete locality info (including lat. and lon. if you have it), the date, and your complete name to me at the University of Connecticut (email is just email@example.com).
June 6, 2005
Greg Spahr reports from John Bryan State Park in Yellow Springs, Ohio:
I was out birdwatching yesterday and was shocked and surprised to hear a few Magicicada Cassini calling. I didn’t know about the stragglers until I got on the web and found the reports on your site. In any case, I could hear about 10 individuals calling at John Bryan State Park in Yellow Springs, Ohio yesterday (June 5th).
June 2, 2005
From 5 Channel Cinncinati:
Pesky Cicadas Are Back
1,000 Stragglers Could Pop Up This Summer
CINCINNATI — Tri-staters thought they saw the last of the cicadas for a few years, but a local woman is saying they’re back.
Target 5’s Michelle Hopkins checked into the situation and found proof — a dead cicada that lived about three days in Springfield Township.