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May 15, 2009

More Brood II Straggler Reports

Filed under: Brood II | Magicicada — Dan @ 8:47 am

Sightings have been reported in Fredericksburg and Springfield Virginia on our message board (although the reports ended up in the wrong message board).

A sighting from the basement of a Staten Island home was reported on the Entomology-Cicadidae Yahoo Group.

Many people have reported sightings on the magicicada.org site, including locations in Virginia, Maryland and of course North Carolina.

Bonus points if you spot a straggler with the massospora cicadina fungus:

Magicicada with Fungus

Finding cicadas with this fungus (which is relatively common during normal emergence years) would help disprove theories as to why they’re emerging early.

May 7, 2009

Brood II Stragglers Emerging in New Locations

Filed under: Brood II | Magicicada | Periodical Stragglers — Dan @ 5:48 am

John Zyla of Cicadas.info has a report of a Brood II Magicicada (decim) found in Hollywood, St. Mary’s Co, MD.

If you find a cicada make sure you report it to Cicadas @ UCONN (formerly Magicicada.org) (Dr. John Cooley), and if in the Mid-Atlantic region report it to Cicadas.info (John Zyla) as well.

I’m pretty psyched — looks like some Brood II stragglers might emerge in New Jersey.

Marlatt map of Brood II

May 6, 2009

Be on the look out for Brood II cicadas!

Filed under: Brood II | Magicicada — Dan @ 9:49 am

Brood II isn’t set to emerge for 4 more years, however it appears that Brood II cicadas are emerging 4 years ahead of time in some places. See our previous post about the cicadas emerging in Greensboro NC.

Here’s a map of Brood II’s range.

If you do see or hear a Magicicada emerge this year, report it to Cicadas @ UCONN (formerly Magicicada.org).

And don’t forget to upload photos and video to your YouTubes, Flickrs, FaceBooks, MySpace, etc, and tell us about it.

Image of Magicicada:

Magicicadas

May 4, 2009

Magicicada septendecim emerging in Greensboro, NC

Filed under: Brood II | Brood XIV | Magicicada | Periodical — Tags: — Dan @ 5:56 pm

Tommy Joseph took these photos of Magicicada septendecim emerging Greensboro, North Carolina.

Update: looking at the maps, they probably aren’t brood XIV. Looks like they are Brood II accelerated 4 years, or Brood XIX accelerated 2 years (which would make them 13 year cicadas).

Big pile of skins:
Big pile of cicada skins

Magicicada with damaged wings:
Magicicada with damaged wings

Adult Magicicada:
Adult Magicicada

Exuvia/skin/shell:
Magicicada Exuvia

Male Magicicada septendecim:
Male Magicicada septendecim

Exuvia/skins/shells on leaves:
Exuvia/skins on leaves

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