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June 6, 2005

Brood X Straggling in Hedgesville WV

Filed under: Gerry Bunker | Magicicada | Periodical Stragglers — Dan @ 7:33 pm

Gerry's Cicada. Gerry's Cicada.

Gerry Bunker sent us these pictures of a straggler from Hedgesville, WV, which he found on June 1st.

Visit Gerry’s excellent cicada web sites for more information:

Massachusetts Cicadas.

Straggler Cicadas in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Filed under: Magicicada | Periodical Stragglers — Dan @ 8:12 am

Greg Spahr reports from John Bryan State Park in Yellow Springs, Ohio:

I was out birdwatching yesterday and was shocked and surprised to hear a few Magicicada Cassini calling. I didn’t know about the stragglers until I got on the web and found the reports on your site. In any case, I could hear about 10 individuals calling at John Bryan State Park in Yellow Springs, Ohio yesterday (June 5th).

June 2, 2005

1,000 Stragglers Could Pop Up This Summer

Filed under: Magicicada | Periodical Stragglers — Dan @ 4:08 pm

From 5 Channel Cinncinati:

Pesky Cicadas Are Back
1,000 Stragglers Could Pop Up This Summer

CINCINNATI — Tri-staters thought they saw the last of the cicadas for a few years, but a local woman is saying they’re back.

Target 5’s Michelle Hopkins checked into the situation and found proof — a dead cicada that lived about three days in Springfield Township.

June 1, 2005

Ohio Straggler cassini Male and Female

Filed under: Magicicada | Matt Berger | Periodical Stragglers — Dan @ 5:30 am

Matt 2005 Straggler.
Matt Berger sent us this excellent photo of male and female cassini stragglers, found in Loveland, Ohio.

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.

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