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May 15, 2007

Brood XIV emerges before Brood XIII

Filed under: Brood XIV | Matt Berger | Periodical Stragglers — Dan @ 4:21 am

Brood XIII cicadas are a bunch of slackers. Brood XIV stragglers (Brood XIV isn’t due until next year) have already emerged and imagined into their adult form around Ohio.

Here’s some photos from Matt Berger:

cicadas on newspapaer


What’s up Brood XIII? What are you waiting for? An invitation?


  1. Matt says:

    I just found another Magicicada nymph in my backyard this time. i just found it near where i found a hole about a week ago. however it is dead. it died halfway through molting probably in the storm last night.

  2. courtney says:

    I’m from the awaiting the emergence
    now i’m just getting a little ticked at how long it’s taking. I figured maybe
    the storm we had pass through would ruse them to come out, but it only
    brought more cold weather. I sure hope they come soon, it’s so exciting.

  3. Dan says:

    Matt confirmed that they’re cassini

  4. Gerry Bunker says:

    I wonder if these are M. cassini? They seem small.

  5. David Marshall says:

    Great photo. One thing we don’t have enough of is accurate estimates of the numbers of straggling cicadas, to give us an idea of what fraction of the population is emerging off-schedule. If anyone feels like spending some time carefully counting holes in a pre-defined area and doing the same thing next year in exactly the same plots when the rest come out, it would be useful.

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