Select North American Annual Cicada Species
D. olympusa Chorus. Recorded in Florida by Joe Green.
D. viridifascia Call. Recorded in Florida by Joe Green.
M. resonans Call. Recorded in Florida by Joe Green.
N. hieroglyphica hieroglyphica Call. Recorded in Florida by Joe Green.
N. tibicen tibicen Call. Recorded in New Jersey by Dan Mozgai.
Cicada pages that feature cicada calls (50+):
Periodical cicada song samples:
M. cassini Call. Recorded in USA by Joe Green.
M. septendecim Call. Recorded in New Jersey, Brood II (2013) by Dan Mozgai.
M. septendecula Call. Recorded in USA by Joe Green.
M. tredecassini Call. Recorded in Illinois, Brood XXIII (2015) by Dan Mozgai.
M. tredecula Call. Recorded in Ohio, Brood XXII (2013) by Roy Troutman.
Magicicada Chorus. Recorded in New Jersey, Brood X (2004) by Dan Mozgai.
Cicada Sound FAQs:
- How do cicadas make sounds / noise?
- Which cicada is the loudest?
- Do cicadas sing at night?
- When do cicadas sing?
Websites that feature cicadas outside of North America:
- Japan: Cicadae in Japan
- South east Asia: Phantastic songs of the S.E. Asian cicadas!
- Borneo: Cicada sounds of Borneo
- Australia: The cicadas of central eastern Australia
- Europe: Songs of European Cicadas, SONGS OF CICADAS from Slovenia and Istria (Croatia)
- World-wide: BioAcoustica has many cicada songs, including Brevisiana brevis, the loudest cicada.
Websites that feature North American Cicada Calls:
- Insect Singers is a great new site from Kathy Hill and David Marshall featuring dozens of cicada songs of North American cicadas. Many of the sound files on this site are courtesy of Insect Singers.
- Checklist of Cicadas North of Mexico features many songs.
- Cicada Videos and Sounds Alarm Squawks and Mating Calls is also very helpful for identifying cicada sounds.
- Selected North American cicada species has about 20 song samples too.
The mania is real
Lover of Cicadas. I make music. Can the audios be downloaded? any Issues? Thanks in advance
I heard cicada, wonderful experience
Hi, i live in the north Chicago Suburbs. Several evenings ago, i saw a cicada shell next to my house. I thought it’s a real early annual cicada (they usually come out in early July around here), OR, it’s an oddball 17 year cicada (they come out in May…..it’s been pretty hot and dry in Northern ILL this Spring, so the soil is likely much warmer than in a typical May, therefore if it was an oddball, it actually came out quite late)…. At any rate, while walking the dog, yep, i heard it in some low trees about a block from my house! I can’t know if the shell belonged to that cicada, but it confirmed they’re out there this year…. As you may recall, there was a fairly decent emergence in the Chicago area last year…4 years early.
I’m going to keep my eyes and ears open for more oddball sightings and i’ll let you know.
Heard Cicada’s for the first time last night, May 28th Somerset, Mass.
I’m in Montgomery County Eastern PA…next to the Schuylkill River near Phoenixville. We are not known to have Brood X here (although historically they may have been in Valley Forge Park across the river). The closest possible locations for a large emergence of Brood X would be at Green Lane Park, which I visited yesterday. Well today while kayaking on the Canal I swear I heard the calls of individual Cassini Cicadas! Is it possible, that a few of them could just be blending in and surviving?
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Fantastic sounds! Thanks so much for sharing them.
you have plenty of sound grabs of USA cicadas on iNaturalist Dan