Another straggler sighting, this time in Cleveland which should make it a Brood V one year straggler:
Lots of 17-year #cicadas in my neighborhood south of #Cleveland. Seems to be a group of stragglers? #OhioBugs pic.twitter.com/IKip1wbNCl
— Ohio Nature Writer (@LakeErieFlyFish) June 11, 2015
A Brood V straggler found by Matt Berger in West Virginia. See more photos of this cicada.
The emergence of Brood XXIII is well underway in the states along the Mississippi, and Brood IV should kick off in the west as soon as it stops raining every day. These aren’t the only Magicicada periodical cicadas emerging in the U.S. this year — some stragglers will emerge as well.
A straggler is a periodical cicada that emerges before or after the rest of its brood. Typically a straggler belonging to a 17 year brood will emerge 4 years early, but they might also emerge a year early, or a year late, or even 4 years late. This probability chart, details the probability of a straggler emergence.
In 2015 you might find the following stragglers:
- Brood XIII: 17 year cicadas emerging 4 years early in OH, PA, WVA.
- Brood V 17-Year Cicadas Due in Spring of 2016: 17 year cicadas emerging 1 year early in NY, OH, PA, VA, WVA.
- Brood XIX: 13 year periodical cicadas emerging 4 years late in AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, VA
- Brood XXII: 13 year cicadas emerging a year late in LA, MS, OH, KY
Tyla MacAllister found a Brood XIX Magicicada straggler (emerged 4 years late) in Alabama!
#Magicicada cassini female.#BroodXIX straggler. #cicadas pic.twitter.com/lUnjqGzJOj
— Tyla MacAllister (@tylamac) May 11, 2015
Two sightings in my yard last week (end of june) in Northwest Florida. The most recent was found right by it’s shell and seemed a bit disoriented, I think I just missed it’s coming out.
One cicada on window screen tonight aprox 10:30 pm in Williamston SC. Temps high 90’s today.
Cicada here in Polkton NC 28135. Don’t know what kind but loving that wonderful sound.
NC has 28 species of cicadas https://www.cicadamania.com/genera/usa.php?category=A&q=&qs=NC&submit=SUBMIT