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May 31, 2005

Brood XI: Alive?

Filed under: Brood XI | Magicicada — Dan @ 11:29 am

It is possible that Brood XI is not extinct. Brood XI hasn’t been recorded since in 1950’s, however, David Marshall of the University of Connecticut “would not be surprised if there are small patches of them that have been missed since much of southern New England is not that densely inhabited”.

If you’re in the Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island area this spring and you hear or see a Magicicada, please let us know.

1907 Map of Brood XI from Marlatt, C.L.. 1907. The periodical cicada. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology.

Marlatt 1907 11 Brood XI

May 30, 2005

They’re Back! An actual photo of a straggler!

Filed under: Magicicada | Periodical | Periodical Stragglers — Dan @ 6:45 pm

Brood X Straggler.
Check out this picture of a female Magicicada cassini straggler taken by Edwin Huizinga of Baltimore, MD!

Brood X Straggler.

May 29, 2005

More Straggler Reports! Maryland and New Jersey

Filed under: Magicicada | Periodical Stragglers — Dan @ 10:31 pm

So far today we’ve had a report from Baltimore MD, and Pohatcong Twp. NJ (see the message board). Stay tuned…

Straggler found in Bethesda Maryland

Filed under: Magicicada | Periodical Stragglers — Dan @ 1:43 pm

We’ve had a report of a straggler found in Bethesda Maryland.

Details are developing…

If you find a straggler, take a photo. Better yet, take a photo of the cicada next to today’s paper so we can have a record of the date.

May 21, 2005

Straggler sighting in Cherry Grove, OH

Filed under: Magicicada | Periodical Stragglers — Dan @ 12:27 pm

We’ve had a straggler Magicicada sighting in Cherry Grove, OH!

More details to follow…

May 19, 2005

The cicadas are back! (sort of… )

Filed under: Magicicada — Dan @ 9:03 pm

Washington Memories from the Washington Examiner:

Ah, the memories … It was around this time last year when the Washington summer air was full of love, full of life, full of … cicadas. Well, the cicadas have gone away, burrowed under the ground for the next 17 years. But fear not, cicada lovers. A similar invasion is just around the corner … summer interns. And they’re akin to cicadas in more ways than one …

Hey folks: there’s still a chance we’ll see stragglers.

May 14, 2005

Cicadas (and me) on CNN

Filed under: Brood X | Cicada Mania | Magicicada | Video — Dan @ 6:18 pm

Last year around this time I appeared on the Anderson Cooper Show on CNN.

Be warned: I look how a dude who runs a cicada website should look like: 40 pounds overweight and a little scraggly.

Flickr for Cicada Pictures: Update

Filed under: Magicicada — Dan @ 3:39 pm

Happy Monkey has a nice collection of Brood X photos. Thanks to Flying Fur for the link.

May 13, 2005

Cicada Fossils, part 2

Filed under: Anatomy — Dan @ 11:15 pm

From article in The Journal News:

“We found cicada fossils,” says Norell, who also discovered evidence of ginko trees on his expeditions to China.

May 9, 2005

Princeton 2004 Revisited

Filed under: Brood X | Magicicada | Sounds — Dan @ 5:18 pm

NJ 2004.Hopefully a few straggler Magicicadas will show up in Princeton this year.

Here’s a selection of links from last years emergence:

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