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April 17, 2016

Common cicadas of Iowa

Filed under: United States — Dan @ 7:13 pm

Common cicadas of Iowa (IA)

All cicadas appear annually, unless otherwise noted.

Beameria venosa (Uhler, 1888)

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

Southern Grass Cicada

Magicicada cassinii (Fisher, 1852) aka Cassini Periodical Cicada or 17-Year Cicada

These periodical cicadas emerge next in 2024 (Brood XIII), 2031 (Brood III), and 2032 (Brood IV). Often they emerge 1 or 4 years earlier than expected.

Cassini Periodical Cicada or 17-Year Cicada

Magicicada neotredecim Marshall and Cooley, 2000 aka 13 Periodical Cicada or 13-Year Cicada or John and David’s Cicada

These periodical cicadas emerge next in 2024 (Brood XIX). Often they emerge 1 or 4 years earlier than expected.

13 Periodical Cicada or 13-Year Cicada or John and David's Cicada

Magicicada septendecim (Linnaeus, 1758) aka Decim Periodical Cicada or Linnaeus’s 17-Year Cicada or 17-Year Cicada

These periodical cicadas emerge next in 2024 (Brood XIII), 2031 (Brood III), and 2032 (Brood IV). Often they emerge 1 or 4 years earlier than expected.

Decim Periodical Cicada or Linnaeus's 17-Year Cicada or 17-Year Cicada

Magicicada septendecula Alexander and Moore, 1962 aka Decula Periodical Cicdada or 17-Year Cicada

These periodical cicadas emerge next in 2024 (Brood XIII), 2031 (Brood III), and 2032 (Brood IV). Often they emerge 1 or 4 years earlier than expected.

Decula Periodical Cicdada or 17-Year Cicada

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

These periodical cicadas emerge next in 2024 (Brood XIX). Often they emerge 1 or 4 years earlier than expected.

13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Cassini

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

These periodical cicadas emerge next in 2024 (Brood XIX). 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 dealbatus (Davis, 1915) aka Plains Cicada

Plains Cicada

Megatibicen dorsatus (Say, 1825) aka Bush Cicada or Grand Western or Giant Grassland Cicada

Bush Cicada or Grand Western or Giant Grassland Cicada

Megatibicen pronotalis pronotalis Davis, 1938

Megatibicen pronotalis walkeri Metcalf, 1955 aka Walker’s Cicada

Walker's Cicada

Neotibicen canicularis (Harris, 1841) aka Dog-day Cicada

Dog-day Cicada

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

Linne's 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 tibicen tibicen (Linnaeus, 1758) aka Swamp Cicada, Morning Cicada

Swamp Cicada, Morning Cicada

Okanagana balli Davis, 1919

Okanagana rimosa rimosa (Say, 1830) aka Say’s Cicada

Say's Cicada

Okanagana synodica synodica (Say, 1825) aka Walking Cicada


Related Articles

  1. Brood III, The Iowan Brood, Will Emerge in 2014
  2. Brood XIII (13) will emerge in 2024 in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana
  3. Megatibicen pronotalis walkeri from Davenport, Iowa
  4. Brood IV, the Kansan brood, will emerge in 2015

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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