Magicicada tredecim (Walsh and Riley, 1868).
Photo credit: by Dan Mozgai. Ohio.
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Song type: Call
Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: M. tredecim
Similar to M. neotredecim, but the abdomen is typically more orange — these species overlap in limited areas, in which M. tredecim maintains the normal pitch of its call, and M. neotredecim raises its pitch. Read more on Magicicada.org. Larger than M. tredecassini and M. tredecula.
Magicicada tredecim has a 13-year life cycle.
|XIX (19)||1972, 1985, 1998, 2011, 2024||AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, VA|
|XXII (22)||1975, 1988, 2001, 2014, 2027||KY, LA, MS, OH|
|XXIII (23)||1976, 1989, 2002, 2015, 2028||AR, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, MS, TN|
Name, Location and Description
- Cicada Name: Magicicada tredecim (Walsh and Riley, 1868)
- Short Name: M. tredecim
- Common Name: 13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Decim
- When: May-June. Peak in June. Every 13 years.
- Where it is found: AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, VA
- Maps: Map
- Description: Black body with orange wings and legs. Orange stripes on abdomen. Orange between eye and wing.
- Eye Color: reddish orange
- Pronotal Collar Color: black
- Identification: Bug Guide
- Subject Matter Expert website: Magicicada.org
- Taxonomic Information: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
- Song: Magicicada.org
Species: Magicicada tredecim (Walsh and Riley, 1868)
List of sources
- Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
- Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
- Locations: Magicicada.org
- Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.
- Tribe information comes from: MARSHALL, DAVID C. et al. A molecular phylogeny of the cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) with a review of tribe and subfamily classification. Zootaxa, [S.l.], v. 4424, n. 1, p. 1–64, may 2018. ISSN 1175-5334. Available at: https://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4424.1.1
- Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.