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April 17, 2016

Common cicadas of Alabama

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Common cicadas of Alabama (AL)

All cicadas appear every year, unless otherwise noted.

Cicadettana calliope calliope (Walker, 1850) aka Southern Grass Cicada

Southern Grass Cicada

Cicadettana calliope floridensis (Davis, 1920)

Diceroprocta bequaerti (Davis, 1917) aka Scrub Cicada

Diceroprocta olympusa (Walker, 1850) aka Olympic Scrub Cicada

Olympic Scrub Cicada

Diceroprocta viridifascia (Walker, 1850) aka Salt Marsh Cicada

Diceroprocta vitripennis (Say, 1830) aka Green Winged Cicada

Green Winged Cicada

Magicicada tredecassini Alexander and Moore, 1962 aka 13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Cassini

These emerge next in 2024 (Brood XIX), then 2027 (Brood XXII), then 2028 (Brood XXIII). Often they emerge 1 or 4 years earlier than expected.

13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Cassini

Magicicada tredecim (Walsh and Riley, 1868) aka 13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Decim

These emerge next in 2024 (Brood XIX), then 2027 (Brood XXII), then 2028 (Brood XXIII). Often they emerge 1 or 4 years earlier than expected.

13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Decim

Magicicada tredecula Alexander and Moore, 1962 aka 13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Decula

These emerge next in 2024 (Brood XIX), then 2027 (Brood XXII), then 2028 (Brood XXIII). Often they emerge 1 or 4 years earlier than expected.

13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Decula

Megatibicen auletes (Germar, 1834) aka Northern Dusk Singing Cicada

Northern Dusk Singing Cicada

Megatibicen figuratus (Walker, 1858) aka Fall Southeastern Dusk-singing Cicada

Fall Southeastern Dusk-singing Cicada

Megatibicen pronotalis walkeri Metcalf, 1955 aka Walker’s Cicada

Walker's Cicada

Megatibicen resonans (Walker, 1850) aka Southern Resonant/Great Pine Barrens Cicada

Southern Resonant/Great Pine Barrens Cicada

Neocicada hieroglyphica hieroglyphica (Say, 1830) aka Hieroglyphic Cicada

Hieroglyphic Cicada

Neocicada hieroglyphica johannis (Walker, 1850)

Neotibicen davisi davisi (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907) aka Davis’ Southeastern Dog-Day Cicada

Davis' Southeastern Dog-Day Cicada

Neotibicen linnei (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907) aka Linne’s Cicada

Linne's Cicada

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti (Davis, 1910) aka Dark Lyric Cicada

Dark Lyric Cicada

Neotibicen lyricen lyricen (De Geer, 1773) aka Lyric Cicada

Lyric Cicada

Neotibicen pruinosus pruinosus (Say, 1825) aka Scissor(s) Grinder

Scissor(s) Grinder

Neotibicen robinsonianus Davis, 1922 aka Robinson’s Annual Cicada or Robinson’s Cicada

Neotibicen similaris apalachicola Marshall and Hill, 2017

Neotibicen similaris similaris (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907) aka Similar Dog-Day Cicada

Neotibicen tibicen australis (Davis, 1912) aka Southern Swamp Cicada

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Linnaeus, 1758) aka Swamp Cicada, Morning Cicada

Swamp Cicada, Morning Cicada

Related Articles:

  1. Neotibicen similaris apalachicola, a new cicada subspecies
  2. Reading a 97 year old cicada news article
  3. Periodical cicada Brood XIX (19) will emerge in 2024 in Fifteen States
  4. A Brood XIX Periodical Cicada Primer

Name and Location References:

  1. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  2. Common names & locations: BugGuide.net; iNaturalist.com; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; my personal memory.
  3. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  4. List of species with MAPs: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico [PDF] by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips. Download it once; treasure it forever.

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