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April 17, 2016

Common cicadas of New Jersey

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Common cicadas of New Jersey (NJ)

All cicadas appear every year unless otherwise noted.

Annual Cicadas of New Jersey

Megatibicen auletes (Germar, 1834) aka Northern Dusk Singing Cicada

Found in Monmouth county and counties south of Monmouth. Favorite spot: Manchester, NJ.

Dorsal view. Neotibicen auletes female Manchester NJ

Neocicada hieroglyphica hieroglyphica (Say, 1830) aka Hieroglyphic Cicada

Mostly Monmouth county and south with large populations in the Pine Barrens. Favorite spot: Pine Barrens.

<Joe Green’s Neocicada hieroglyphica photos from 2007, Florida,
Neocicada hieroglyphica hieroglyphica Photo by Joe Green.

Neotibicen canicularis (Harris, 1841) aka Dog-day Cicada

Neotibicen canicularis

Neotibicen davisi davisi (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907) aka Davis’ Southeastern Dog-Day Cicada

Variation in Tibicen davisi by Paul Krombholz

Neotibicen latifasciatus (Davis, 1915) aka Coastal Scissor(s) Grinder Cicada

Found in Cape May county, and maybe Cumberland & Atlantic. Look for them in Ceder trees.

Dorsal view of two latifasciatus males

Neotibicen linnei (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907) aka Linne’s Cicada

Neotibicen linnei

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti (Davis, 1910) aka Dark Lyric Cicada

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti aka Dark Lyric Cicada

Neotibicen lyricen lyricen (De Geer, 1773) aka Lyric Cicada

Lyric cicada

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Linnaeus, 1758) aka Swamp Cicada, Morning Cicada

Swamp Cicada on a Cedar

Neotibicen winnemanna (Davis, 1912) aka Eastern Scissor(s) Grinder

Found in western counties, particularly near the Delaware River.

Neotibicen winnemanna Garner NC

Okanagana rimosa rimosa (Say, 1830) aka Say’s Cicada

Found in northern counties.

Okanagana rimosa photo by Natasha from 2005.

Periodical Cicadas of New Jersey

Magicicada cassinii (Fisher, 1852) aka Cassini Periodical Cicada or 17-Year Cicada

This cicada will next emerge in 2021 (Brood X), 2025 (Brood XIV), and 2030 (Brood II). They often emerge 1 or 4 years earlier than expected.

Cassini Periodical Cicada or 17-Year Cicada

Magicicada septendecim (Linnaeus, 1758) aka Decim Periodical Cicada or Linnaeus’s 17-Year Cicada or 17-Year Cicada

This cicada will next emerge in 2021 (Brood X), 2025 (Brood XIV), and 2030 (Brood II). They often emerge 1 or 4 years earlier than expected.

Decim Periodical Cicada or Linnaeus's 17-Year Cicada or 17-Year Cicada

Magicicada septendecula Alexander and Moore, 1962 aka Decula Periodical Cicdada or 17-Year Cicada

This cicada will next emerge in 2021 (Brood X), 2025 (Brood XIV), and 2030 (Brood II). They often emerge 1 or 4 years earlier than expected.

Decula Periodical Cicdada or 17-Year Cicada

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  4. People and cicadas – Brood II Magicicada from Metuchen, New Jersey (2013)
  5. White eyes – Brood II Magicicada from Metuchen, New Jersey (2013)
  6. Chimneys – Brood II Magicicada from Metuchen, New Jersey (2013)
  7. Brood II Magicicada from Edison, New Jersey (2013)
  8. Brood II Magicicada from Colonia, New Jersey (2013)
  9. Brood II Magicicada from Woodbridge, New Jersey (2013)
  10. More Neotibicen tibicen tibicen photos from Central New Jersey
  11. A Neotibicen tibicen tibicen from Central New Jersey
  12. Annual Cicada Hunt in Manchester, New Jersey
  13. Brood II 17 Year Cicadas in New Jersey
  14. Megatibicen auletes found by Elias Bonaros in New Jersey
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Name and Location References:

  1. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  2. Common names & locations: BugGuide.net; iNaturalist.com; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; my personal memory.
  3. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  4. List of species with MAPs: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico [PDF] by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips. Download it once; treasure it forever.