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July 9, 2007

Brood XIII, rotten but not forgotten

Filed under: Brood XIII — Dan @ 11:07 am

Brood XIII is all but gone in and few select areas (like Westmont IL for instance). Will you miss them? You might find a couple stragglers next year, but you’re going to have to wait until 2024 for the next Brood XIII emergence.

At this point you should start to see flagging from the Brood XIII cicadas: brown, dead leaves where the cicadas laid their eggs.

There is good news: the Tibicen cicadas are beginning to emerge. Tibicens emerge every year in small numbers — if you’re patient, should be able to find one of these shy cicadas in your yard or local park.

If you’ve willing to travel, you can see and hear the Brood XIV next year too.

Deanna’s cicada photos on Flickr are a nice representation of the Brood XIII emergence. Check them out whenever you want to reminisce.

More Brood XIII photos to come, and lots of other cicada fun is coming up, so stay tuned!

Update: make sure you check out all the cool images people added to Comments section of the CicadaMania MySpace page.

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