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April 14, 2020

Magicicada neotredecim Marshall and Cooley, 2000

Magicicada neotredecim Marshall and Cooley, 2000.

Maybe a Magicicada neotredecim in Illinois

Song type: Call

Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: M. neotredecim

Video Playlist

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Identification Tips

Thick orange stripes on the abdomen. Orange between the eye and wing insertion. In the few areas it overlaps with M. tredecim, M. neotredecim sings with a higher pitch. Read more on It is similar to the 17-year species M. septendecim.

Brood Chart

Magicicada neotredecim has a 13-year life cycle.

Brood Year States
XIX (19) 1972, 1985, 1998, 2011, 2024 AR, IL, IN, KS, KY, MO, OK
XXIII (23) 1976, 1989, 2002, 2015, 2028 AR, IL, IN, KY, MO

Name, Location and Description

  • Cicada Name: Magicicada neotredecim Marshall and Cooley, 2000
  • Short Name: M. neotredecim
  • Common Name: 13 Periodical Cicada or 13-Year Cicada or John and David’s Cicada
  • When: May-June. Peak in June. Every 13 years.
  • Where it is found: AR, IA, IL, IN, KY, MO, TN
  • 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:
  • Taxonomic Information: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
  • Song:


Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Lamotialnini
Subtribe: Tryellina
Genus: Magicicada
Species: Magicicada neotredecim Marshall and Cooley, 2000

List of sources

  1. Full Binomial Names:
  2. Common names:; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  3. Locations:
  4. Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.
  5. 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:


  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.