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April 17, 2016

Common cicadas of West Virginia

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Common cicadas of West Virginia (WV)

All cicadas appear every year, unless otherwise noted.

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

These cicadas will next emerge in 2020 (Brood IX), 2021 (Brood X), 2025 (Brood XIV), 2029 (Brood I), 2033 (Brood V), 2036 (Brood XIII). 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

These cicadas will next emerge in 2020 (Brood IX), 2021 (Brood X), 2025 (Brood XIV), 2029 (Brood I), 2033 (Brood V), 2036 (Brood XIII). 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

These cicadas will next emerge in 2020 (Brood IX), 2021 (Brood X), 2025 (Brood XIV), 2029 (Brood I), 2033 (Brood V), 2036 (Brood XIII). They often emerge 1 or 4 years earlier than expected.

Decula Periodical Cicdada or 17-Year Cicada

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

Northern Dusk Singing Cicada

Megatibicen pronotalis walkeri Metcalf, 1955 aka Walker’s Cicada

Walker's Cicada

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

Dog-day Cicada

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

Davis' Southeastern Dog-Day Cicada

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

Linne's Cicada

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

Dark Lyric Cicada

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

Lyric Cicada

Neotibicen pruinosus pruinosus (Say, 1825) aka Scissor(s) Grinder

Scissor(s) Grinder

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

Swamp Cicada, Morning Cicada

Related Articles

  1. Photos of Brood V cicadas in West Virginia by Matt Berger
  2. Brood IX (9) will emerge in 2020 in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia
  3. Brood VIII will emerge in 2019 in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia
  4. Brood I cicadas will emerge in Virginia and West Virginia in 2012
  5. Core Arboretum – Brood V Magicicada from Morgantown, WV (2016)
  6. Cicadas on leaves & trees – Brood V Magicicada from Morgantown, WV (2016)
  7. Brood V Magicicada from Morgantown, WV (2016)
  8. Cicada Fungi Research

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.