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June 19, 2007

Emergence Update for 6/19/2007

Filed under: Brood XIII — Dan @ 4:46 pm

We got our first IOWA sighting!


  1. When will they be gone??? About 2 weeks after the last one emerges. By the time Independence day rolls around, most places will be “liberated” from them.
  2. What’s that smell??? Like any rotting animal, cicadas emit a funky stank after they die. I think they smell like old bacon grease, other’s say Limburger cheese, wet dog…
  3. I haven’t seen any cicadas yet, does that mean I won’t see/hear any? Probably; time to get in the car and go to them.


  • Cedar River near Atalissa, Iowa
  • Lombard and Elmhurst are “cicada heaven”
  • At Lake Geneva at Aurora University the Cicada were EVERYWHERE
  • Singing in Wheaton
  • Palos Heights is crawling with these things.
  • All over the place in Wheeling, IL
  • EVERYWHERE in Schiller Park
  • Big Foot Beach State Park (southern Wisconsin next to Lake Geneva)
  • Aurora,IL


  1. Dan says:

    I like the way you’re thinking.

  2. Greg says:

    Do you think periodical cicadas are able to spread over a further distance with all of the housing developments replacing cornfields in Illinois? The cornfields used to be praries and had no periodical cicadas.

  3. don laken says:

    We’re in McLean County, specifically, Normal, IL

    The map indicates that parts of McLean County will get Brood XIII this year but we haven’t seen/heard much of them either in town or the story being covered by the local media.

    My question is, will Bloomington/Normal, IL (McLean County) have a good dose of Brood XIII this year. It’s been sparse so far this summer. – Thanks

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