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April 14, 2020

Magicicada tredecassini Alexander and Moore, 1962

Filed under: Lamotialnini,Magicicada,Periodical,United States — Tags: — Dan @ 8:09 pm

Magicicada tredecassini Alexander and Moore, 1962.

Magicicada tredecassini Alexander and Moore, 1962
Photo credit: by Dan Mozgai

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Song type: Call


Source: ©Cicada Mania | Species: M. tredecassini

Identification Tips

Its abdomen is black. Its chorus sounds like hissing static. It is smaller than M. neotredecim and M. tredecim. It is very similar to the 17-year M. cassinii species.

Brood Chart

Magicicada tredecassini has a 13-Year lifecycle.

Brood Year States
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 tredecassini Alexander and Moore, 1962
  • Short Name: M. tredecassini
  • Common Name: 13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Cassini
  • When: May-June. Peak in June. Every 13 years.
  • Where it is found: AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, VA
  • Maps: Map
  • Description: Black body with orange wings and legs.
  • 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

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
SubFamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Lamotialnini
Sub-Tribe: Tryellina
Genus: Magicicada
Species: Magicicada tredecassini Alexander and Moore, 1962

List of sources

  1. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  2. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  3. Locations: Magicicada.org.
  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: https://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4424.1.1

Notes:

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

March 28, 2020

2014 Emergence of 13-Year Magicicada in Ohio & Kentucky, part 2

Filed under: Brood XXII,Magicicada,Photos & Illustrations — Tags: , — Dan @ 7:20 pm

In 2014 I joined Roy Troutman in helping to map a brood of Magicicada that emerged in Ohio and Kentucky. When all was said and done, this brood was declared to be part of brood XXII.

Here’s my photos from this emergence. Skip to Part 1.

The “cicada track o matic” PC + GPS used to record locations where cicadas exist:
cicada track o matic

Molting Magicicada in Ohio:
Molting Magicicada in Ohio 2014

CICADA license plate:
CICADA license plate

Magicicada tredecula found in Ohio:
Magicicada tredecula 2014 Ohio

CICADAS license plate:
CICADAS license plate

The Cicadinator (never ever use this):
The Cicadinator

Magicicada tredecassini found in Kentucky:
Magicicada tredecassini Kentucky 2014

2014 Emergence of 13-Year Magicicada in Ohio & Kentucky, part 1

Filed under: Brood XXII,Magicicada,Photos & Illustrations — Tags: , — Dan @ 7:06 pm

In 2014 I joined Roy Troutman in helping to map a brood of Magicicada that emerged in Ohio and Kentucky. When all was said and done, this brood was declared to be part of brood XXII.

Here’s my photos from this emergence. Skip to Part 2.

Magicicada tredecim found in Ohio:
Magicicada tredecim Ohio 2014 caught by Roy Troutman
Molting Magicicada found in Ohio:
Magicicada tredecassini Ohio 2014

Molting Magicicada found in Ohio:
Molting Magicicada Ohio 2014

M. tredecassini found in Kentucky:
M. tredecassini Kentucky 2014

Teneral Magicicada found in Ohio:
Teneral Magicicada Ohio 2014

M. tredecassini found in Kentucky:
M tredecassini Kentucky 2014

Tiny Magicicada tredecassini found in Kincaid Park, Kentucky:
Tiny Magicicada tredecassini Kincaid Park Kentucky 2014

Dead Ash trees are a loss of cicada habitat:
dead Ash trees are a loss of cicada habitat

Photos of Brood XXII in Ohio and Kentucky by Roy Troutman

Photos of Brood XXII in Ohio and Kentucky by Roy Troutman.

Brood XXII is a brood of 13-year Magicicada. It emerges in a small area of Ohio & Kentucky, as well as Louisiana and Mississippi. It last emerged in 2014, and will emerge again in 2027.

Roy traveled around Ohio and Kentucky mapping locations were Magicicada were present. The result is the paper:
Kritsky, Gene & Troutman, Roy. (2014). The 2014 emergence of a previously unrecognized 13-year brood of periodical cicadas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky.

The photos are BIG. Click/tap the thumbnails below for larger versions.

March 19, 2020

Brood XIX Magicicada photos from North Eastern Arkansas taken by David Green

Filed under: Brood XIX,Magicicada — Tags: — Dan @ 5:15 pm

Brood XIX Magicicada tredecassini photos from North Eastern Arkansas taken by David Green. 2011.

Brood XIX Magicicada photos from North Eastern Arkansas taken by David Green. 2011.

Brood XIX Magicicada photos from North Eastern Arkansas taken by David Green. 2011.

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