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June 8, 2024

Periodical cicada Brood XIV (14) will emerge in 2025 in Thirteen States

Filed under: Brood XIV | Magicicada | Periodical — Dan @ 8:53 am

Periodical cicada Brood XIV (14) will emerge in the spring of 2025 in Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia. The last time this brood emerged was in 2008.

What, when, where:

What:

  • Millions of these:
    Adult, Nymph Molting
  • Cicada insects with a 17-year life cycle.
  • Some people call them “locusts” but they’re really cicadas.
  • Which species: All three 17-year species, Magicicada septendecim, Magicicada cassini and Magicicada septendecula. How to tell the difference between the species.
  • NOT the green ones that arrive annually.

When: Typically beginning in mid-May and ending in late June. These cicadas will begin to emerge approximately when the soil 8″ beneath the ground reaches 64 degrees Fahrenheit. A nice, warm rain will often trigger an emergence.

Other tips: these cicadas will emerge after the trees have grown leaves, and, by my own observation, around the same time Iris flowers bloom.

Where:

  • Georgia counties: Fannin, Lumpkin, Rabun, Union
  • Indiana counties: Crawford, Harrison, Perry
  • Kentucky counties: Adairville, Anderson, Barren, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Boyd, Bracken, Campbell, Carter, Clinton, Edmonson, Fayette, Franklin, Floyd, Gallatin, Grant, Hardin, Harrison, Henderson, LaRue, Laurel, Leslie, Madison, Montgomery, Nelson, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pulaski, Rowan, Scott, Shelby, Whitley
  • Kentucky cities: Bowling Green, Corbin, Flemingsburg, Frankfort, Greensburg, Hazard, Radcliff, Richmond
  • Massachusetts counties: Barnstable, Plymouth
  • Maryland counties: Allegany, Washington
  • New Jersey counties: Atlantic, Camden, Ocean (NJ records are from older literature).
  • New York counties: Nassau, Suffolk
  • Ohio counties: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Gallia, Hamilton, Highland, Ross, Warren
  • Ohio cities: Batavia, Cincinnati area, Loveland
  • North Carolina counties: Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Henderson, McDowell, Mitchell, Wilkes
  • North Carolina cities: Asheville, Moravian Falls, north-west of Nashville, Wilkesboro
  • Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Berks, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Cumberland, Huntingdon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Union
  • Pennsylvania cities: Bear Gap
  • Tennessee counties: Bledsoe, Blount, Campbell, Cheatham, Claiborne, Cocke, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Grainger, Grundy, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Marion, Roane, Robertson, Rutherford, Sevier, Sumner, Williamson
  • Tennessee cities: Cades Cove, Muddy Pond,
  • Virginia counties: Botetourt, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Wise
  • West Virginia counties: Cabell, Kanawha, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, Wyoming
  • West Virginia cities: Huntington

More Location Tips:

More facts and fun:

1907 Map Marlatt, C.L.. 1907. The periodical cicada. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology.

Marlatt 1907 14 Brood XIV

A more modern map made by Roy Troutman:

Brood XIV Map by Roy Troutman

May 27, 2023

2023 Magicicada straggler update

Filed under: Brood X | Brood XIII | Brood XIV | Brood XIX | Magicicada | Periodical — Dan @ 6:49 am

Updated for June 7th!

Here’s a map of 2023 Magicicada straggler sightings from 2023 Magicicada stragglers iNaturalist project and the Cicada Safari app. Dr. Gene Kritsky compiled the map.

Kritsky map June 7

It looks like there are plenty of stragglers from these broods:

Learn about Magicicada stragglers.

March 27, 2020

Roy Troutman’s Brood XIV photos, part 4

Brood XIV (14) Magicicada emerged in the greater Cincinnati area in 2008. Roy Troutman took many photos, and I’ll feature them in a series of galleries.

Skip to Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3.

These images are BIG so click the thumbnail to see the full-size image.

Samuel Orr filing in Roy’s parent’s backyard:
Samuel Orr filing in Roy’s parent’s backyard

Gene Kritsky putting thermometer in the ground:
Gene Kritsky putting thermometer in the ground

Gene Kritsky making a hole for a cicada thermometer:
Gene Kritsky making a hole for a cicada thermometer

Cicada thermometer flag:
Cicada thermometer flag

Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV:
Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV

Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV:
Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV 3

Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV:
Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV 2

March 26, 2020

Roy Troutman’s Brood XIV photos, part 3

Filed under: Brood XIV | Eye Color | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 8:10 pm

Brood XIV (14) Magicicada emerged in the greater Cincinnati area in 2008. Roy Troutman took many photos, and I’ll feature them in a series of galleries.

Skip to Part 1, Part 2 or Part 4.

Molting Magicicada:
Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada nymph:
Magicicada nymph. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Filming Magicicada:
Filming Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with unusual eye colors:
Magicicada with unusual eye colors. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Filming Magicicada:
Filming Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with unusual eye colors:
Magicicada with unusual eye colors. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Gene Kritsky:
Gene Kritsky. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Gene’s Cicada Thermometer:
Gene Kristsky's Cicada Thermometer

Molting Magicicada:
Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Adult Magicicada:
Adult Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Roy Troutman’s Brood XIV photos, part 2

Filed under: Brood XIV | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 7:55 pm

Brood XIV (14) Magicicada emerged in the greater Cincinnati area in 2008. Roy Troutman took many photos, and I’ll feature them in a series of galleries.

Skip to Part 1, Part 3 or Part 4.

Teneral Magicicada:
Teneral Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada exuvia:
Magicicada exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Molted cicada:
Molted cicada. Magicicada exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Adult Magicicada:
Adult Magicicada. Magicicada exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Adult Magicicada:
Adult Magicicada. Magicicada exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Exuvia (shell, skin):
Exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Adult Magicicada:
Adult Magicicada. Magicicada exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Cicada nymph:
Cicada nymph. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with Massospora fungus:
Magicicada with Massospora. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Filming Magicicada:
Filming Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Roy Troutman’s Brood XIV photos, part 1

Filed under: Brood XIV | Eye Color | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 7:46 pm

Brood XIV (14) Magicicada emerged in the greater Cincinnati area in 2008. Roy Troutman took many photos, and I’ll feature them in a series of galleries.

Skip to Part 2, Part 3 or Part 4.

Roy’s Cicada Mania web cam!!
Cicada Mania Cam

Molting Cicadas on a Tree:
Roy Troutman. Brood XIV. Molting Cicadas on a Tree

Magicicada with white eyes:
Magicicada with white eyes. Brood XIV. Roy Troutman

Molting Magicicada:
Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with white eyes:
Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Molting magicicada:
Molting magicicada. Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Molting magicicada:
Molting Magicicadas. Molting magicicada. Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Molting magicicada:
Molting Magicicadas. Molting Magicicadas. Molting magicicada. Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with Massospora infection:
Magicicada with fungal infection. Molting Magicicadas. Molting Magicicadas. Molting magicicada. Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Cicada researcher Gene Kritsky:
Gene Kritsky. Magicicada with fungal infection. Molting Magicicadas. Molting Magicicadas. Molting magicicada. Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Samuel Orr filing in Roy’s parent’s backyard:
Samuel Orr filing in Roy's parent's backyard

Samuel Orr filing in Roy's parent's backyard

Samuel Orr filing in Roy's parent's backyard

Roy Troutman’s 1990s Cicada Photos, part 2

Filed under: Brood XIV | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 4:34 pm

This is a gallery of Roy Troutman’s cicada photos from 1990 & 1991. Most likely from the Cincinnati area of Ohio.

Skip to Part 1.

1990 Magicicada Straggler
Roy 1990 Straggler Cicada

1991 Mating Magicicadas
Roy 1991 Mating Cicadas

1991 Nymph molting
Roy 1991 Nymph Molting

1991 Nymph molting
Roy 1991 Cicada Molting

1991 Cicadas mating
Roy 1991 Cicadas Mating

1991 Cicada shell
Roy 1991 Cicada Shell

1991 Cicada drying
Roy 1991 Cicada Drying

Roy Troutman’s 1990s Cicada Photos, part 1

Filed under: Brood XIV | Megatibicen | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 4:25 pm

This is a gallery of Roy Troutman’s cicada photos from 1991. Most likely from the Cincinnati area of Ohio.

Skip to Part 2.

Cicada on a Buckeye leaf:
Roy 1991 Cicada on Buckeye

Magicicada nymph molting:
Roy 1991 Nymph Molting

Magicicada nymph molting silhouette with moon.
Roy 1991 Nymph Silhouette

Magicicada nymph molting:
Roy 1991 Nymph Molting

Adult Magicicada on a leaf:
Roy 1991 Cicada on Leaf

Female Laying Eggs:
Roy 1991 Female Laying Eggs

February 29, 2020

Pool filter basket filled with cicadas by Brian Oliva

Filed under: Brood XIV | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 10:53 am

Pool filter basket filled with cicadas by Brian Oliva.
These are Magicicada cicadas from Brood XIV that emerged in 2008.

Pool filter basket filled with cicadas by Brian Oliva  These are Magicicada cicadas from Brood XIV that emerged in 2008

November 20, 2014

Magicicada cassini singing on hand

Filed under: Brood XIV | Magicicada | Roy Troutman | Sounds | Video — Tags: — Dan @ 8:48 am

From Roy Troutman: “I shot a video back in 1991 of a 17 year Magicicada cassini singing right on my hand.”

Magicicada cassini singing on hand from Roy Troutman.

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