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May 6, 2010

Look out for Magicicada stragglers – cicadas emerging early

Filed under: Magicicada,Periodical Stragglers — Dan @ 5:08 am

Magicicada cicadas are emerging early across America! You might know them as periodical cicadas, 13 or 17 year cicadas, or “locusts”. When cicadas emerge early (or later) they’re called stragglers.

Chances are they’re from Brood XIX or Brood XXII:
– Brood XIX is set to emerge in AL, AR, GA, IN, IL, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, VA next year.
– Brood XXII is set to emerge in LA, MS in 2014.

If you see one of these cicadas, report them to records the location of cicadas and adds them to a map, for scientific purposes.

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Cicadas Singing in Princeton in 2004bycicadamania

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Spot the difference between Magicicada and Tibicen (annual cicadas).


  1. Dan says:

    This is a test.

  2. Roy Troutman says:

    Don’t forget that parts of Ohio & Kentucky will see Brood XXII as well. From Cold Springs Kentucky over to New Richmond Ohio & then down to about Maysville Kentucky will see them in 2014 too. I will be looking for stragglers this year although 9 years may be a bit too soon for nymphs to mature enough. We shall see. ;-)

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