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April 29, 2010

First Neocicada hieroglyphica of the Season in Florida

Filed under: Joe Green,Neocicada,Video — Tags: — Dan @ 4:45 am

Joe Green wrote us to let us know that he heard the first Neocicada hieroglyphica of the year.

Just wanted to let you all know I heard the first male Neocicada hieroglyphica calling from a oak tree today at Chico’s World Headquarters campus here in Fort Myers, Florida. I heard the warm-up pre call at first that lead into to the full blown chorus call for 6 repeated calls before he stopped. It was 2:40 pm EST, in the afternoon with the temperature reaching 80 degrees on this day. I have yet to hear one at Dusk here at the house but I’ll listen from now on with the start of the season here in south Florida and record all my data for this year’s research. I’ll keep in touch with all of you as the year proceeds.

About the Neocicada hieroglyphica:

18 photos of Neocicada hieroglyphica.

Video of a singing Neocicada hieroglyphica:

Neocicada hieroglyphica singing by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Neocicada hieroglyphica


  1. Andrew says:

    I currently reside in Savannah, Georgia, and I heard the first hieroglyphic cicada of the year just one day after Joe did. I find it interesting that they are starting to come out in small numbers already. However I have not heard any since.

  2. Elias says:

    Awesome close up!! Cicada season is on. Thank you Joe!!!

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