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June 30, 2001

Cicada Comments from June 2001

Filed under: Brood VII,Brood XXII,Mail, Comments & Social — Dan @ 9:22 am

House paint damage

Date: Saturday, Jun/30/2001

Message: We suspect the cicada is laying eggs on our house wooden siding [rough finish painted brown] and when they hatch the paint flakes off.Any experts on this? E Mail me DonADunn [AT] — Don Dunnington, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

colorado cicada’s

Date: Thursday, Jun/28/2001

Message: What do the colorado cicadas look like?cicadakid [AT] — cicadakid, san diego

cicadas in northwestern colorado

Date: Tuesday, Jun/26/2001

Message: Many hundreds of cicadas were mating on pinon pines above Vermillion Creek (south of Rock Springs WY and a few miles east of the Green River)on June 20. Does anyone know what species this would be? Are they annual or periodic? — carol cushman, boulder, CO

All Your Cicadas Are Belong to Us!

Date: Sunday, Jun/24/2001

Message: All your cicadas are belong to us! — Cats, Space

Coming to California – Nevada

Date: Sunday, Jun/24/2001

Hi, I’ll be in California and Nevada next week looking for cicadas. –Dan, New Jersey

Cicada Emergence

Our small town in rural North-Eastern Nevada has been taken over with Cicada –Bill Tilton, Crescent Valley Nevada

Cicada sighting

Large number of cicadas in Great Basin Sagebrush this year. I believe they are Okanagana cruentifera but need more information –Scott, Bishop, CA

zillions of ’em

I just moved to Flagstaff from Massachusetts six months ago and live up in the woods in Flagstaff. For the past two weeks or so there have been cicadias everywhere! The sound is great! Noone here can ever recall seeing them around here. Are these periodic cicadias? According to the map this site is linked to, there shouldn’t be an emergence now in this area. Tarcia (tarcia [AT] –Tarcia, Flagstaff, Arizona

what the???????? Is this gross thing?

I found a very large nasty looking entity in my window ledge this morning, my husband says its a locust but in reading I see it could be a Cicada, whatever those are! How do I tell which it is and do they come out night and day? How big are the swarms? Will they hurt people? The one I found was about 2-3 inches in length and large wings, I thought at first it was a mammoth moth but no. Anyway it grossed me out and now I fear the outdoors!!! Send info please to bubbawease [AT] thankyou and eeeeewwwwwwwwwww YUCK –Louise Scofield, Hooper, Nebraska


hi I want to know Why do Cicadas spray you –rhonda coffin, palmerston north

Tibicen chloromerus

On June 16, 2001 at 7:20 p.m., I found a female Tibicen chloromerus nymph which had just emerged from its burrow a few inches away(and two feet from my porch!) It successfully enclosed overnight and positive identification was made the morning of June 17. As with Neocicada hieroglyphica, emergence of T. chloromerus seems to be about 2 weeks ahead of normal in this area. I now eagerly await the first call of a male T. chloromerus. –Brian J. Prichard, Grayson, KY, USA

Cicada crazy!

6/16/01 We always have cicadas in the summer, but for the first time I discovered a live one and now I’m totally hooked! She was a lovely pale green when I rescued her and seemed to darken throughout the day. She was content to cling to sticks and my finger…a perfect model for my many sketches. I released her in the evening when she seemed to become more active. What lovely, fascinating creatures. Hopefuly I’ll have more houseguests like her! –Jane, St. Louis, Missouri

Cicada recording

When I was in California last year I spent a wonderful evening just sat on the back steps of the hotel drinking wine and listening to the cicadas. I’d really like to do the same now I’m home. Does anyone know where I can buy a CD/tape of cicadas singing continuously so I can turn this little bit of London into California every evening, weather permitting. –Sarah , London, UK

Ohio Brood X or a new Brood VII?

Yesterday, I traveled to some woodlands just north of New Richmond in Ohio. What I found was an abundance of Magicicada cassini and septendecula. All along an area of twelve mile road and the surrounding areas, I heard loud chorus’s and located ovipositing females. The area reminded me of Brood V. Last year’s emergence in Ohio was nothing compared to what I just witnessed. This may be considered an early emergence of Brood X or it just may be the formation of a new Brood VII in Ohio. Only time will tell… –Les Daniels, Fremont, Ohio U.S.A.

First Annual Cicada of Season Reported in Maryland

The first Neocicada hieroglyphica was heard calling Sun, June 10 at Cove Point, Calvet County, Maryland at 3:00pm (80 deg) by Arlene Ripley. This is one day earlier than the previously earliest record (Jun 11, 2000) Another N. hieroglyphica was heard today, June 11 at Patuxent Naval Air Station in Saint Marys County, Maryland (12:01pm, 84 deg) –John Zyla, Ridge, Maryland

What we got out here?

Plenty of cicada activity the last week of May in the pinon-juniper forests. Cannot find information on the western varieties. Damned interesting to watch though. –Paul Menard, Grants, New Mexico

What we got out here?

Plenty of cicada activity the last week of May in the pinon-juniper forests. Cannot find information on the western varieties. Damned interesting to watch though. –Paul Menard, Grants, New Mexico


I was walking outside onday, when in the brushes I heared somthin! I looked and saw a cicada being attack by a large red spider! I took a stick, and dragged it to safety Then I made a mark on it with a gel pen,And Said,’You are now the king of cicadas! Your name is Cate!” –St , unknown



I would love to know about cicada in San Diego

I hear cicada’s sound in my back yard. When I was here 2years ago, I did’t hear. Last year I was in Japan and, of course, I enjoyed the cicada’s sounds. If anybody know about cicadas in San Diego or California, please teach me about them. –Megumi Vogt, San Diego, CA

“Rain-birds”(Dog day cicada) bring rain here!

No rain since last November, first noise of our cicadas predict six weeks until the rainy season starts in June! We head ours May 1st, weather forecasts rainstorms in Guadalajara area since June 5th…everyone doing rain-dance! Not sure whether the dance or our “rain-birds” cause this, but it has worked here for decades. –Arturo, Lake Chapala,Jalisco, Mexico

There here and very loud also.

We live about 35 miles North Of San Antonio in the Hill Country surrounded by trees and they are all around us day and night. –John, San Antonio, Texas

They’re here, and they’re LOUD !!

6/7/01 Three days of a high pitched incessant buzz, actually quite annoying. Finally caught one, and set out to find what it could be. Found a cicada link on the web, and there it was, exactly like the one in our jar! Once identified, we put him back out in the wild again. Thank goodness they’re not around every year — what a noise! –Wendy Reed, Quartz Hill, California (60 mi N of L.A.)

cicada sighting

had no idea what these things were until surfing the web. all i can say is THEY’RE HERE! –cory, nedrow,onodaga cty,n.y.

I met 17years cicada

I was so happy becasue I met a lot of 17years cicadas in NY last weekend. (06/02/2001) They were very cute. –Yuko Yokota, Rockville,MD

Neocicada hieroglyphica

06-05-01 I heard the first Neocicada hieroglyphica today at 11:30 a.m.. Usually N. hieroglyphica begins emerging around June 20 in this area(when seasonal temperatures are normal.) However, April temperatures seemed above normal this year. I will get NWS area records for current year shortly. The weather has been rainy for the last two weeks. If interested, I have emergence records of various cicada species (Magacicada, Tibicen, and Neocicada) over the last ten years. Contact me at: tibicen [AT] –Brian J. Prichard, Grayson KY

Cicada sightings

June 4, 2001 In the last week we have observed large numbers of cicadas emerging from holes in the ground. I have walked around my twenty acres and hear them everywhere. Also, along the roadside as we drove into town (a 35 mile drive) we could hear the buzzing. We live in western New Mexico and this is the first time we have seen this. (We’ve been here 3 years.) –Paula Tripodi, El Morro, New Mexico, USA

cicada art II

If you know of any place that sells cicada garden art, please e-mail to gholbert3 [AT] –gholbert, mobile, al

cicada art

I’m interested in cicada garden art–hangings, molds in terra cotta or metal, etc. I’ve searched on the Internet to no avail. Does anyone know of such a site? –gholbert, mobile, al

Want more on Japanese Semi!!

I always enjoy seeing photos of Japanese cicadas! My interest is in the non-periodical cicada species. Having lived in Japan (Honshu, south of Tokyo) I collected cicadas there for many years. Every summer, the number of cicadas there rivaled the numbers of even our largest broods of Periodical cicadas here!! (and without the huge mess left over by our swarms!) The sound was much more rich and varied. I was thrilled to find the ‘Animal Sounds on the Net’ website, and hear some of those wonderful songs again! Especially of my favorite type, the giant Kuma-semi. This type was rare in my area, but when one was singing in the hills near my house, its song stood out sharply from the constant roar of the millions of other singing cicadas! And no wonder! It is the largest cicada I’ve seen. Much larger and bulkier than even the big T. Japonicus, its olive-green drum-covers are 3/4inches diameter and its voice has tremendous volume. The last year I was there I drove up to the lake Ashi area and found the Kumazemi quite abundant and collected several. It is a Tibicen-type cicada, with the very wide head of that genus, shiny, polished black body, with some fine gold scale on newer specimens, clear wings with bright green-yellow veins, and the underside is powdered white, with bright orange legs, opurcula. I would like to correspond with others who have a love for the cicadas of Japan! I wish I had traveled more in the country while I was there, I only saw and collected about a third of the species, not knowing there were others!! Also, I would like very much to know of any other websites that feature the cicadas of Japan! Many thanks for being here for us cicada-lovers! –Fred Berry, Alexandria, VA. USA

1 Comment

  1. Rick Scott says:

    Today I collected three species of cicada in sagebrush west of Bishop. I believe that one species was Okanagana cruentifera. This is the same cicada that I reported from the same locality on 24 June 2001. One of the other species may be Platypedia bernardinoensis?

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