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2012 Cicada Season Reports

BROOD I EMERGENCE IS UNDERWAY

BROOD II One Year Accelerations are also occurring!

Help us track and map out the occurrence of the 17 year Brood I Periodical Cicada in the Mid Atlantic area over the next 6 weeks.  If you live in or near the area outlined by the red box, please let us know whether or not you have observed any cicada activity (emerging adults, singing adults, etc).  Even if you were expecting some emergences and you haven’t observed any, please report that also.  Negative reports are just as important as positive records in order to make the distribution maps complete!

 

Thanks for all your help!

 

The first occurrences of Brood I should show up now, with reports of full emergence and singing by May 15 to May 20.  By the middle of June, most of the adults will have died off and the chorus will have ended.  Remember, by mid-June our annual cicada species will begin to emerge and start calling. Please check back with us again to report your observations during this 2012!

 

 

Thursday September 13, 2012 01

 

Email: gacheny@comcast.net

Name: Matthew

State: Maryland

County: Harford

City: Bel Air

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Activity of T. chloromera, T. linnei, and T. pruinosa species is significantly less now. T. lyricen has stopped singing altogether. Heard T. auletes species for the only times ever in the Harf. Co. area during this year on Sept. 7th and 9th.

Other comments:

 

 

 

Wednesday September 12, 2012 0

 

Email: logan1010@gmail.com

Name: Amy Recker

State: South Carolina

County:

City: Mt. Pleasant

Location: United States

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity:

Other comments: Saw on outside of my parents condo in Mt. Pleasant SC. Took a picture. I had never seen one before, and I am visiting from Seattle, WA…I am happy to send you the picture if you supply and email address. Well, now that I am studying the picture at the top it looked like that, but “prettier”!

 

 

 

Friday September 7, 2012 08:38

 

Email: erin.hayner14@gmail.com

Name: Erin Hayner

State: Maryland

County: Cecil

City: North East

Location: Turkey Point

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: I have only seen one up close this year, and it is the exact one that is pictured at the top of this website.

Other comments: I have a photo of it, if you would like it.

 

 

 

Friday September 7, 2012 06:24

 

Email: scoter@comcast.net

Name: Alan Temple

State: WV

County: Berkeley

City: Kearneysville

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity:

Other comments: I apologize for using this avenue. I am interested in learning identifying and learning the various species. Although I do have Will Herberger’s book and a genera key, are there any keys to species for this region that you know of. If not, what approach to learning species would you recommend (e.g., the primary descriptions?). Thank you for your consideration.

 

 

 

Wednesday September 5, 2012 08

 

Email: guardian21001@aol.com

Name: Tom

State: Maryland

County: Howard

City: Elkridge

Location: Troy Hill Drive

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity:

Other comments: Found one that was all green including its wings in a parking lot and took a picture. Several others in the area are “talking”

 

 

 

Monday September 3, 2012 04:51

 

Email: mcdermott817@gmail.com

Name: Thomas McDermott

State: Maryland

County: Baltimore

City: Middle River

Location: On Sun Flower in front yard

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 51.503328 (51° 30′

Describe Cicadas activity: Lots of Cicada chirping in area

Other comments:

 

 

 

Saturday September 1, 2012 05:

 

Email: masonmcrae@aol.com

Name: Linda

State: Maryland

County: Baltimore

City: Lutherville

Location: York Road

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Saw one yesterday near I-695 across from police barracks.

Other comments: Always amazing the power of Mother Nature.However, not looking forward to it. My car windows and sun roof have been officialy closed for the 2012 season.

 

 

 

Thursday August 30, 2012 01:39

 

Email: terrywithwhy@gmail.com

Name: Terry

State: Maryland

County: Montgomery

City: Takoma Park

Location: Residence near Longbranch Cree

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: First solitary “buzz” just before July 4th. Singing has been loud all through August and coming from many parts of the neighborhood (wooded neighborhood, near creek; poplars,oaks,sycamores, maples, walnuts,pines). This week, 2 dead cicadas found and 1 live. Dead cicadas were intact (1 was in a spiderweb and 1 lying on the porch step). The live one landed on a brick window ledge 2 nights ago, when temp. dipped into 60s. Beautiful black with green and brownish markings. Dogday Harvestfly?

Other comments: I’ve been wondering about the cool evening temperatures, and how they effect the cicada. Was wondering whether the warmth of the brick window casement attracted the bug? Or possibly the floodlight on the side of the building, reflecting off the brick?

 

 

 

Monday August 27, 2012 03:57:4

 

Email: mickeydog9@aol.com

Name: Jill McKenna

State: NJ

County: Cumberland

City: Bridgeton

Location: 22 Hitchner Ave

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: I have seen 3 in the last 2 days. When I take my dog out at night the Cicadas are on my back patio. In the morning they are still there. Then they take off once they are disturbed.

Other comments:

 

 

 

Wednesday August 22, 2012 05:0

 

Email: rach2mike@gmail.com

Name: Rachel Hinton

State: MD

County: Anne Arundel

City: Annapolis

Location: Whispering Woods

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Loud singing in backyard trees. Found a few on my front walkway.

Other comments:

 

 

 

Wednesday August 22, 2012 09:2

 

Email: wciturnkey@live.com

Name: debbi

State: maryland

County: frederick

City: frederick

Location: west

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: The trees are loud with cicadas and I have them on the entrance to my home.

Other comments: Cicadas have arrived in Frederick, MD.

 

 

 

Tuesday August 21, 2012 04:59:

 

Email: sfleger@cox.net

Name: Steve Fleger

State: Virginia

County: Fairfax

City: Herndon

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity:

Other comments:

 

 

 

Tuesday August 21, 2012 07:21:

 

Email: Wxpott@aol.com

Name: Lou potter

State: Pa

County: Philadelphia

City: Philadelphia

Location: Queen village

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: On deck singing 10am

Other comments:

 

 

 

Monday August 20, 2012 06:06:4

 

Email: caltruckerpeach@yahoo.com

Name: maura miller

State: nebraska

County: york

City: gresham

Location: front yard

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity:

Other comments:

 

 

 

Saturday August 18, 2012 03:06

 

Email: misty02mj@yahoo.com

Name: Christine E. Virok

State: New Jersey

County: Mercer

City: Hamilton

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: I just found 8 cicada shells near my front wrought iron railing. I would probably find many more if I looked.

Other comments: I never found so many skins and was just wondering why I’m finding so many this year?

 

 

 

Saturday August 18, 2012 11:26

 

Email: Schlossk@comcast.net

Name: Karen Schlossberg

State: Maryland

County: Montgomery

City: Mount Airy

Location: 29100 Ridge road

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: We have found 3 in the last three days. 8/18/12

Other comments: We hope that they are okay!

 

 

 

Thursday August 16, 2012 02:05

 

Email: PamelaRechul@yahoo.com

Name: Pam Rechul

State: Michigan

County: Wayne County

City: Livonia

Location: Residential Area

GPS Coordinates: Great Lakes Area

Describe Cicadas activity: I am so SICK of these bugs and the Cicada killer Wasps. The wasps have taken over my yard for at least the past 3 Summers. When I get up in the morning, I see HUGE piles of sand because they have created underground tunnels, and have been digging at night. I NOW have so many areas in my lawn and driveway where they have been digging. I have been putting doen ant dust, bleach, and have been using wasp & hornet spray.

Other comments: My MAIN issue and QUESTION is: Exactly how long is their season ? It is now August 16th, and they have not yet left my yard or neighborhood. HELP! HELP! I live in a western suburb of Detroit. One of my friends who lives in an eastside suburb of Detroit, thinks I am nuts and says she has never seen these things in her city or neighborhood. What do they like about my particular yard and neighborhood ???

 

 

 

Wednesday August 15, 2012 01:1

 

Email: Sabonc39@gmail.com

Name: Cherie

State: Pennsylvania

County: wESTMORELAND

City: LATROBE

Location: United States

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Many more than last year, have found a few dead on patio and hitting windows, today and yesterday..several in garden and caught some great photos of a mating pair today

Other comments: Many more than last year, have found a few dead on patio and hitting windows, today and yesterday..several in garden and caught some great photos of a mating pair today

 

 

 

Tuesday August 14, 2012 09:39:

 

Email: LDEESKI@VERIZON.NET

Name: DEE

State: MARYLAND

County: HARFORD

City: BEL AIR

Location: BEL AIR

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: HAVE BEEN NOTICING SEVERAL FLOATING IN MY POOL OVER THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS AND THE NOISE IN THE TREES IS GETTING LOUDER.

Other comments: ALSO SEEING LOTS OF CICADA KILLERS THIS YEAR.

 

 

 

Monday August 13, 2012 07:46:4

 

Email: bill_velardi@qintl.com

Name: Bill Velardi

State: VA

County: Fairfax

City: Centreville

Location: Residence Zip Code 20120

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Seems to be more prevalent than in past years

Other comments: Not entirely sure what brood I’m seeing

 

 

 

Monday August 13, 2012 06:06:5

 

Email: kacrawford2@verizon.net

Name: Kathy Crawford

State: Maryland

County: Howard

City: Laurel

Location: suburbs

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Quite loud right now (Aug. 12) A few dead cicadas on the ground.

Other comments:

 

 

 

Monday August 13, 2012 05:13:3

 

Email: ruth.kehrer065@sympatico.ca

Name: ruth kehrer

State: Canada

County: Ontario

City: Toronto

Location: 5 min. from Lake Ontario – our

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: heard this insect these past few nights – caught what I first thought was a humming bird as it flew into a rose bush. it took me all day to identify it as a cicada, not sure which one………will let it go tomorrow.

Other comments: other than being awfully noisy, are these harmful in the garden?

 

 

 

Sunday August 12, 2012 07:04:4

 

Email: hjjoseph1967@gmail.com

Name: Jim Joseph

State: New York

County: Kings

City: New York

Location: Taaffe Place, Clinton Hill, Br

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Heard two distinct ones, did not see them, however, am certain that is what I heard. One was very close, the other farther off. They sang (chirped? I’m not an expert) for about 10-15 minutes around 1:30 on a fairly hot day, then both stopped about the same time. This was in an isolated area, no foot or vehicle traffic, but a number of trees.

Other comments:

 

 

 

Thursday August 9, 2012 06:00:

 

Email: samsontrust@wmconnect.com

Name: Anton McInerney

State: Massachusetts

County: Middlesex

City: North Reading

Location: 128 Park St. 01864

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Almost non existant but for the lesser grass species

Other comments: I have lived here at Abbottsfield in North Reading center on the Ipswich river for 50 years and have listened to the large arboreal cicadas during that time,they have been absent some years but most years they are in full song during the summer daylight hours along the river and woodland paths on the property. Today my neices 5 + 4 years old found a giant one clinging to the window sash of a large many windowed sun room and brought it to me, it had the 3 jewel crown and gleaming gold wings and body shimmer on the moss green body color,it was exhausted but intact it seems to have fled from a bird to the safety of the house leaving it in full sunlight, the girls mother misted it with water it revived but it fell out of a potted palm. After letting the great bug rest it livened and wished to go out so to the river and onto a giant maple where it blended perfectly with the bark and moss color as it climbed back to its kingdom.We took a photograph this was a really large cicada and totally unconcerned being with us a fascinating summer encounter

 

 

 

Thursday August 9, 2012 05:42:

 

Email: samsontrust@wmconnect.com

Name: Anton McInerney

State: Massachusetts

County: Middlesex

City: North Reading

Location: 128 Park St. 01864

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Almost non existant but for the lesser grass species

Other comments: I have lived here at Abbottsfield in North Reading center on the Ipswich river for 50 years and have listened to the large arboreal cicadas during that time,they have been absent some years but most years they are in full song during the summer daylight hours along the river and woodland paths on the property. Today my neices 5 + 4 years old found a giant one clinging to the window sash of a large many windowed sun room and brought it to me, it had the 3 jewel crown and gleaming gold wings and body shimmer on the moss green body color,it was exhausted but intact it seems to have fled from a bird to the safety of the house leaving it in full sunlight, the girls mother misted it with water it revived but it fell out of a potted palm. After letting the great bug rest it livened and wished to go out so to the river and onto a giant maple where it blended perfectly with the bark and moss color as it climbed back to its kingdom.We took a photograph this was a really large cicada and totally unconcerned being with us a fascinating summer encounter

 

 

 

Wednesday August 1, 2012 12:00

 

Email: mariannegordon@gmail.com

Name: Marianne Gordon

State: md

County: Anne Arundel

City: Davidsonville

Location: 1640 Rossback Road

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Our yard is full of them–the whole two acres

Other comments:

 

 

 

Sunday July 29, 2012 05:45:34

 

Email: dvosper7682@gmail.com

Name: david

State: vosper

County: baltimore

City: middle river

Location: 21220

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Heard a low-level of singing and observed some tree damage simular to the 2004 emergence.

Other comments: July 29, 2012, 8:40 PM. At sunset observed possible cicada damage to oak trees on out apartment complex. Shortly after at sundown I began to hear an alternating low-to-medium loudness of singing. Previously heard several individuals singing at about 2 PM on a very hot day. I have not spotted any shells.

 

 

 

Sunday July 22, 2012 07:25:09

 

Email: tlmunchbach@aol.com

Name: Tamara Munchbach

State: MI

County: genessee

City: Fenton

Location: United States

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: I just found one of them and wasn’t sure what it was.

Other comments: I was hearing them the other night and remembered the sound from when I was a little girl. the cats caught this one and killed it last night

 

 

 

Wednesday July 18, 2012 05:53:

 

Email: tsbright@verizon.net

Name: Sheree Bright

State: PA

County: Schuylkill

City: Auburn

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Unknown

Other comments: Can I send you a picture of a 2″ insect that landed on my window last night (from under it’s belly, through the window)? I think it’s a cicada but cannot be sure!

 

 

 

Saturday July 14, 2012 11:18:4

 

Email: crystalpreston31@yahoo.com

Name: crystal

State: maryland

County: cecil

City: north east

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: found what I believe is an adult male making lots of music

Other comments:

 

 

 

Thursday July 12, 2012 11:29:1

 

Email: Bunnybo_16@ymail.com

Name: tierra steele

State: IL

County: IL

City: university park

Location: United States

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: what time do that come out during the night

Other comments: what time do that go away

 

 

 

Tuesday July 10, 2012 06:53:45

 

Email: sandygamino@yahoo.com

Name: sandy gamino

State: Illinois

County: Mchenry

City: Crystal Lake

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: lots of singing.

Other comments:

 

 

 

Sunday July 8, 2012 02:40:14 P

 

Email: tgacheny@comcast.net

Name: Matthew

State: Maryland

County: Harford

City:

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Heard several T. lyricen for f

Other comments:

 

 

 

Sunday July 8, 2012 02:34:41 P

 

Email: tgacheny@comcast.net

Name: Matthew

State: Maryland

County: Harford

City:

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Heard several T. pruinosa for

Other comments:

 

 

 

Sunday July 8, 2012 02:32:58 P

 

Email: tgacheny@comcast.net

Name: Matthew Gacheny

State: Maryland

County: Harford

City:

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Heard several T. pruinosa for

Other comments:

 

 

 

Sunday July 8, 2012 02:28:50 P

 

Email: blacklions1967@yahoo.com

Name: Larry McDevitt

State: Nebraska

County: Douglas

City: Omaha

Location: 4819 Lockwood Cir.

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Lots of them

Other comments: I thought they were due in 201

 

 

 

Tuesday July 3, 2012 06:33:00

 

Email: melody.prairie@mail.com

Name: Melody

State: MD

County: Talbot

City: Easton

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity:

Other comments: Your links don’t work for UMD,

 

 

 

Thursday June 21, 2012 06:24:2

 

Email: Annual Cicadas in Full Swing N

Name:

State: Maryland

County: St. Mary’s County

City: Ridge

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: N. hieroglyphica calling durin

Other comments:

 

 

 

Monday June 18, 2012 06:23:49

 

Email: matthewjcheek@gmail.com

Name: Matthew Cheek

State: Ohio

County: Fulton

City: Wauseon

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Honestly not sure if this was

Other comments:

 

 

 

Tuesday June 12, 2012 07:05:26

 

Email: cptbill65@gmail.com

Name: Bill

State: MD

County: Wicomico

City: Allen

Location: Collins Wharf Rd

GPS Coordinates: 38°17’42.02″N / 75°44’56

Describe Cicadas activity:

Other comments: First Lyricen 10:49 AM Sat. Ju

 

 

 

Tuesday June 12, 2012 07:00:55

 

Email: cptbill65@gmail.com

Name: B

State:

County:

City:

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity:

Other comments:

 

 

 

Tuesday June 12, 2012 07:00:06

 

Email: cptbill65@gmail.com

Name: Bill

State: MD

County: Wicomico

City: Salisbury

Location: West Rd

GPS Coordinates: 38°23’14.66″N / 75°36’43.

Describe Cicadas activity:

Other comments: First Neocicada hieroglyphica.

 

 

 

Tuesday June 12, 2012 06:58:51

 

Email: cptbill65@gmail.com

Name: Bill

State: MD

County: Wicomico

City: Salisbury

Location: West Rd

GPS Coordinates: 38°23’14.66″N / 75°36’43.

Describe Cicadas activity:

Other comments: First Neocicada hieroglyphica.

 

 

 

Tuesday May 29, 2012 11:06:14

 

Email: jra@richardscomputer.com

Name: John

State: VA

County: Page

City:

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity:

Other comments: Ignore my last entry, it was f

 

 

 

Tuesday May 29, 2012 11:04:57

 

Email: jra@richardscomputer.com

Name: john

State: VA

County: Page

City:

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity: Heavy

Other comments: I back to the Massanuttun Moun

 

 

 

Sunday May 6, 2012 02:10:40 PM

 

Email: hookem53@comcast.net

Name: Thomas Bryce

State: South Carolina

County: SC

City: Charleston

Location:

GPS Coordinates:

Describe Cicadas activity:

Other comments: Do you know where I can obtain