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February 4, 2021

Aside from Brood X, what else is happening with cicadas in the U.S.

Filed under: Magicicada | Periodical | Periodical Stragglers — Dan @ 9:21 pm

Aside from Brood X, what else is happening in terms of Periodical cicadas?

  • Expect some early-emerging cicadas from Brood XIV, showing up 4 years early. Brood XIV exists in Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Massachusettes, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia.
  • There might be some 1-year stragglers form Brood IX. Brood IX is in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • There might be some 4-year stragglers from Brood VI. Brood VI is found in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Oklaholma. And Ohio?Brood VI is a weird one.

1 Comment

  1. James Simmons says:

    When I was a graduate student studying hearing at Princeton, in 1970-71, we studied the sounds and hearing of Brood X cicadas during a big emergence in that area. We found that the chorus could be up to about 130 dB SPL, a level that appeared likely to repel predators such as birds.
    I was doing research on bats, but the cicadas were so prominent that we stopped to study them, knowing that the opportunity would be short.

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