Most of the periodical cicadas you’ll see have red or reddish-orange eyes. A very small number, however, have white, blue, or yellow eyes. Some even have amazing multi-colored eyes. Have you seen any white eyed periodical cicadas yet? Be on the lookout for them, and make sure you take a photo or video when you see one. Have a contest with your friends and family to see who can find the first white or blue-eyed cicada. If you have a TV station, radio show or a local website, you could have a contest for who can find the first white eyed cicada. I personally have only found one white eyed cicada (video below), so I have to guess that the odds are at least one in 10,000.
Here’s a photo of a white eyed Magicicada cicada Roy Troutman found back in 2004:
Roy took a photo of a blue-eyed cicada, and I made a t-shirt from the image (I use the mug version for my morning coffee).
This is a video of white eyed cicada I recorded back in 2007:
White eyed Magicicada by Dan from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.
I just saw a white eyed cicada today going to work in Cincinnati Ohio ! I was like wowwwww is that a white eyed cicada????
Found a white eyed one in Columbia Maryland in my yard on 6/2/21! I thought it was blind, and I was happy to find your blog 🙂
Found one with yellow eyes in my backyard tonight…Wisconsin!! Allow me to attach pics?
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I just emailed a photo of a mating pair, and one has yellow eyes! In northern VA
Posted a comment earlier about finding a pale blue eyed cicada in my yard on 5/31/21 and I think I forgot to add the location – Columbia MD.
I found one on 5/31/21 in my yard! I googled it, wondering if it was blind, and found your blog!
We found a white eyed cicada in Baltimore Maryland! SO COOL!
I am in Maryland and I found a white eyed cicada in my yard. His abdominal area was not white- no fungus.
I found a white-eyed cicada in Alexandria, VA on May 22nd too!
We found a white eyed cicada in Alexandria this morning!
I found one tonite. Indiana. Still got white eyes.
I found one but it was freaky as fluff so I killed it
I FOUND A WHITE EYES CICADA!!
I just saw my first white-eyed cicada tonight and even got a few good pictures! I’m in Nashville, TN and have been enjoying the emergence of Brood XIX the past few days. I would love to submit the photos to you if you want them, but it will have to wait until tomorrow, as I am typing this from my iPhone currently and about to go to bed. I also snapped lots of photos of standard red-eyed cicadas in various stages of shedding their skin.