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2008 Cicada Season Reports

BROOD XIV winding down!!!

HELP US TRACK BROOD XIV IN THE MID-ATLANTIC

This website has experienced a reporting problem during the first half of the Brood XIV emergence and no reports were received. If you sent in a report and you don’t see it posted below, we didn’t receive it! Please consider reposting any reports you may have sent it in! We are especially interested in both positive and negative reports in West Virginia, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Brood XIV has appeared and been documented in southwestern West Virginia, extreme southwestern Virginia and central Pennsylvania this season. Most reports from the Washington D.C. and Baltimore, MD area are believed to be 4 year decelerations of Brood X. Please help us map their distribution.

Annual Cicada Calling Season well underway in Maryland!

As of July 3, three species of annual cicadas are calling:

Neocicada hieroglyphica, the Hieroglyphic Cicada

Tibicen auletes, the Eastern Dusk Calling Cicada

Tibicen chloromera, the Morning Cicada

Tibicen lyricen, the Lyric Cicada

Diceroprocta viridifascia, the Salt Marsh Cicada

7-01-08

Name: Bill M

State: Md

County: Wicomico

City: Allen

Location: Collins Wharf Rd. & Yacht Club Rd.

GPS Coordinates:

Describe cicadas activity:

Other comments:  7/1/08 First Auletes @ 8:50 p.m.

6-30-08

Name: Bill

State: MD

County: Wicomico

City: Allen

Location: Corner of Collins Wharf Rd & Yacht Club Rd

GPS Coordinates:

Describe cicadas activity:

Other comments:  First Latifasciata heard at 2:20 P.M.

Sunny Hot 87 Degrees

 

6-28-08     First T. chloromera and T. lyricen

Name: Bill Mister

State: MD

County: Somerset

City: Crisfield

Location: Bill Gaylon Lane

GPS Coordinates:

Describe cicadas activity: Just getting started

Other comments:  11:48 a.m.  First Lyricen

11:53 a.m.  First Chloromera

Sunny Hot 85 Degrees

 

6-23-08     Matthew, we need someone to study cicadas in northern Maryland.

 

Hello,

My 11 year old son, Matthew, is a cicada enthusiast!! He has been fascinated by cicadas since he was a little boy.

He hopes to possibly be an entomologist someday. We live in Harford County, MD. It would be great if he could meet with you one day. Please let us know if you are ever going to be up this way. He will enter his first cicada sighting of the summer on your website!

Thanks, and hope to meet someday,

Theresa G

 

Annual Cicada Calling Season starts in Southern Maryland!

As of yesterday June 23, with the return of the humidity (temps and humidity have been below average since mid-May) three species of annual cicadas are calling:

Neocicada hieroglyphica, the Hieroglyphic Cicada

Tibicen chloromera, the Morning Cicada

Tibicen lyricen, the Lyric Cicada

6-24-08

Name: Thomas
State: MASS
County:  Barnstable
City:  East Falmouth
Location:  Lakeshore Dr area
GPS Coordinates: of the sandwich rd
Describe cicadas activity:  Very busy, and very loud from the hours between
7.am and 4.pm a siren like sound constantly.
Other comments:   I have never seen this kind of thing before.

6-23-08     Brood XIV reports from Pennsylvania

Name:   Suzanne

State:   PA
County:   Northumberland
City:   Sunbury
Location:   407 Clark Rd
GPS Coordinates:
Describe cicadas activity:   Huge.  Never seen anything like it.  They are still flying all over the yard and cover virtually every tree and shrub we have. The noise is deafening and the yard is crunchy with dead cicadas.  It has been very hot and dry during most of the \”swarm\”.  My dog loves eating them.
Name:   Deborah
State:   PA
County:
City:   New Columbia
Location:   2751 Millers Bottom Road
GPS Coordinates:
Describe cicadas activity:   The sound was deafening. We saw and heard the cicadas the entire time we were in the area. We were in the area from June 13 through June 22. The cicadas were constant the entire time except when we had rain. We traveled from the South Williamsport area (Nittany Mountain KOA)through the Elysburg area (Knoebels Amusement Park) and heard loud patches along the highways on Rts. 15, 80 and 487. The temperature ranged from the mid 50\’s at night into the upper 80\’s during the days.
Other comments:    We took many pictures and some video to document the cicadas. Feel free to email us if you\’d like copies.

6-23-08     No Brood XIV, but SC will have Annuals

Name: Margaret
State: South Carolina
County: Richland
City: Irmo
Location:  Backyard of home
GPS Coordinates:
Describe cicadas activity:
Other comments:    I would like to know if anyone else has reported seeing Cicadas in South Carolina this year.

6-17-08     First report of Annual Cicadas from Missouri

Name:  Nico
State:   MO
County:   Jasper
City:   Joplin
Location:   trees?
GPS Coordinates:
Describe cicadas activity:   just started singing tonight
Other comments:    i have been fascinated and interactive with cicadas since i was about 8 years old…it was an annual event for me…waiting for them to appear…once, and only once, when i was about ten i observed one that had just emerged from the shell, and was drying its wings…it was completely white at the time but eventually became one of the larger brown variety…i wish i knew more about them…in my area, the black cicadas are rare, but a joy to find…

6-12-08     XIV reports from KY

Name:   Lindsey
State:   Kentucky
County:   Fayette
City:   Lexington
Location:   Back yard
GPS Coordinates:
Describe cicadas activity:   We have about 25-35 small holes in our dirt in the back yard.  Since then we have witnessed about 100 Cicadas flying about on and in the trees. They tend to stick to the trees. My 5 year old son caught 5-6 in about one week. After about three weeks of hearing and seeing the cicadas we began to see their \”shells\” attached to trees.
Other comments:    My son collected about 50 shells if you want a picture, please respond. Thanks! Lindsey