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April 17, 2016

Common cicadas of Kentucky

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Common cicadas of Kentucky (KY)

All cicadas appear every year, unless otherwise noted.

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

Southern Grass Cicada

Diceroprocta vitripennis (Say, 1830) aka Green Winged Cicada

Green Winged Cicada

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

These cicadas will next emerge in 2021 (Brood X) and 2025 (Brood XIV). They often 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 cicadas will next appear in 2024 (Brood XIX), 2027 (Brood XXII) and 2028 (Brood XXIII). They often 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 cicadas will next emerge in 2021 (Brood X) and 2025 (Brood XIV). They often 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 cicadas will next emerge in 2021 (Brood X) and 2025 (Brood XIV). They often 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 cicadas will next appear in 2024 (Brood XIX), 2027 (Brood XXII) and 2028 (Brood XXIII). They often 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 cicadas will next appear in 2024 (Brood XIX), 2027 (Brood XXII) and 2028 (Brood XXIII). They often 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 cicadas will next appear in 2024 (Brood XIX), 2027 (Brood XXII) and 2028 (Brood XXIII). They often 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 pronotalis walkeri Metcalf, 1955 aka Walker’s Cicada

Walker's Cicada

Neocicada hieroglyphica hieroglyphica (Say, 1830) aka Hieroglyphic Cicada

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

Swamp Cicada, Morning Cicada

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  3. Photos of Brood XXII in Ohio and Kentucky by Roy Troutman
  4. A Week of Mapping the Mysterious Ohio Kentucky Brood
  5. 13-Year Cicadas to Emerge in Ohio & Kentucky in 2014
  6. Brood XXIII photos from 2015, part 2
  7. Brood XXIII photos from 2015, part 1
  8. Magicicada Brood X photo by Frank Mefford from 2004
  9. New paper about Brood XXII Magicicadas
  10. Periodical cicada Brood X (10) will emerge in 15 states in 2021
  11. Look & listen for Brood X Stragglers
  12. Brood VI 17-Year Cicadas Due in Spring of 2017
  13. The 2015 Brood XXIII Emergence Revisited
  14. Brood XXIII, the Lower Mississippi Valley 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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