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May 31, 2008

Eclosing Magicicadas in Loveland Ohio

Filed under: Brood XIV | Magicicada | Video — Dan @ 6:41 am

Eclosing/Molting Magicicadas on May 31st, 2008 in Loveland Ohio.

Eclosing Magicicadas in Loveland Ohio from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

May 29, 2008

Another fine cicada photo from Flickr

Filed under: Magicicada — Dan @ 7:37 pm

2687c, originally uploaded by brandonbatie.

I really like the eyes in this photo. All 5 eyes!

May 27, 2008

New galleries: Neocicada hieroglyphica, Diceroprocta olympusa and Megatibicen resonans

Filed under: Diceroprocta | Joe Green | Megatibicen | Neocicada — Tags: , — Dan @ 9:47 pm

Thanks to Cicada Mania friend Joe Green we now have 3 new cicada galleries featuring cicadas we didn’t have before one the site: Neocicada hieroglyphica, Diceroprocta olympusa and Megatibicen resonans.

This is a Neocicada hieroglyphica:
Neocicada hieroglyphica by Joe Green, 2007

Hang in there, we’ll be back to the 17 Year Cicadas tomorrow.

May 26, 2008

Cicada emergence photos from Loveland OH

Filed under: Brood XIV | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 10:59 am

Roy sent in a batch of photos from the Loveland OH emergence. I’ll post more and larger versions as soon as I’m done celebrating Memorial Day.

3 Stooges


May 25, 2008

Cicada Webcam is … down for the next 17 years

Filed under: Brood XIV — Dan @ 6:53 pm

Here’s a shot from Roy Troutman’s Cicada Cam from 5/27:

Cicada Cam Grab

May 24, 2008

Emergence Update

Filed under: Brood XIV — Dan @ 10:09 am

This should be a warm weekend all around the Easter half of the U.S.A. so the cicadas should definitely be emerging in Pensy and south.

G Murphy reports that he can hear them over he sound of his tractor in Muddy Pond, Tennessee.

Susan Blase reports that the cicadas are crawling up through their pavers in Bear Gap, Pennsylvania.

Karen reports that the emergence is “unreal” Northern McCreary Co., KY.

Leann reports that there are hundreds coming up through the ground in Bowling Green, KY.

June reports that there are so many that the grass is moving in Richmond, KY.

Becca reports “There are hundreds in my yard in Huntington, West Virginia“.

Verna reports that the emergence has begun in Frankfort, KY.

John Ashville reports that they’re singing in Asheville, NC.

Mike reports that “the yard looks alive as hundreds, perhaps thousands have emerged in the lawn” in Radcliff, Hardin County KY.

Roy Troutman reports that they have emerged in Batavia OH, and both Roy and Matt Berger report that they have emerged in Loveland, OH.

Some photos from Roy:

Nymphs crawling up a tree

A cicada fresh out its shell.

Don’t forget to:

  1. Report your sightings to
  2. Take photos and video

Florida cicada photos from Joe Green

Filed under: Joe Green | Neocicada — Tags: — Dan @ 9:33 am

Here’s a pleasant interruption in the 17-year cicada mania. Joe Green has sent us some cicada photos from Florida. These are from last years season.

Joe says the Neocicada hiroglyphica cicadas have been singing in Florida since April 29th.



May 20, 2008

Emergence Updates and Website Changes

Filed under: Brood XIV — Dan @ 5:20 am

Emergence updates:

Randy Bigbie reports: “Here in Wilkesboro/Moravian Falls, NC in the Blue Ridge Mt. foothills. we have hundreds in our yard.”

Cathy Decker reports: “Several cicadas were discovered in the Pierce Community of Greensburg, in Green County Kentucky“.

Patricia Cooper reports: “They have arrived in Adairville, KY42202″.

Terry Samsel reports: “Cades Cove [TN] in the Smokeys” (TN).

(The website is finally getting more traffic than in it does during Australia cicada season, so I know the emergency is really underway.)

Site update:

I also added the Death Cab for Cutie advert because they’ve supported the site over the years.

Don’t Forget:

Don’t forget to Share your Cicada Images, Video and Text.

Davy’s cicada comic book will be available soon.

Last but not least…

Another photo from Roy of his home-raised cicada emerging

Home raised cicadas emerging

May 18, 2008

Roy’s cicadas emerge in captivity

Filed under: Brood XIV | Magicicada | Periodical | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 7:32 am

Like Matt Berger, Roy Troutman was able to observe Magicicadas emerge in captivity. Here’s an excellent photo of one of Roy’s cicadas.


Cicada Emergence Update

Filed under: Brood XIV | Magicicada | Periodical — Dan @ 6:50 am

Shawn McLeod in Flemingsburg, Kentucky has reported a light emergence (3 cicadas).

John Hupka has reported empty shells of Cicadas in Nashville, Davidson Co, Tennessee!

Diane has reported “The Cicadas have arrived in our trees. We are 30 miles northwest of Nashville, TN. They seem to like our sycamore trees.”

Sherry has reported “I just got back from Cades Coves Tennessee the Magicicada were in the emergence stage both nights.”

Greg Stamper reported “Hazard, Kentucky – The Cicada started slowly a week ago now are beginning to pick up speed.”

John reported “I live in Floyd County Kentucky ans there are hundreds of them coming out.”

Tammy reported “I live in Corbin KY and my house is COVERED!!!!”

Also check out the Where Are They Now map on the Mount’s Cicada Web Site.

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