2018 Cicada Season Reports

As of July 18, 2018, The annual cicada chorus is strong and loud in Southern Maryland with the following species calling:

  • Neocicada hieroglyphica (June 5)
  • N. tibicen (June 22)
  • N. lyricen (June 24)
  • N. linnei (June 27)
  • N. robinsoniana (June 30)
  • N. davsi (July 15)

N. auletes has not been heard yet here this season.

On the Eastern Shore, the following species are calling:

  • D. viridifascia (June 10)
  • N. hieroglyphica
  • N. lyricen (June 19)
  • N. tibicen (June 21)

Date: 2018-09-19 13:28:21 
Name: Lela 
Location: Baltimore 
Description: Dead 

Date: 2018-09-10 23:14:14 
Name: Cathleen Ganzel 
Location: Palmyra 
Description: One dead Silver-Bellied Cicada. Cicada calling. 

Date: 2018-09-07 09:18:31 
Name: Leigh Penfield 
Location: Crofton, MD 
Description: Noted several dead circads on sidewalks and a live cirada flying around on our deck before it settled on the deck just sitting. Took photo, can send as needed. 

Date: 2018-09-04 10:41:02 
Name: Rob 
Location: Bethesda, MD 
Description: Loud cicada noise in the early morning hours on Del Ray Avenue near Rugby Avenue in downtown Bethesda 

Date: 2018-09-03 15:09:55 
Name: Starling 
Location: Laurel, MD 
Description: One dead on driveway. One alive on kitchen window. 

Date: 2018-09-03 13:03:27 
Name: Beth 
Location: Shady dise, maryland 
Description: Theyre flying around. Sticking to our screen porch 

Date: 2018-09-01 14:31:25 
Name: J. Sebastian 
Location: MD, Howard, North Laurel 
Description: Hearing cicadas (a few, not a chorus). Haven’t seen them on trees, but have seen a squirrel eat 1; dog caught 2. 

Date: 2018-08-30 23:26:48 
Name: Sharon Gilbert 
Location: Maryland, Howard, Laurel 
Description: Very loud up in the trees. Seen a few in the grass as of today 8/30/2018. 

Date: 2018-08-30 03:35:00 
Name: Richardas Vitkauskas 
Location: Baltimore 
Description: Blue eyed cicada flying around at night time landed on my screen door 

Date: 2018-08-29 03:29:11 
Name: Carol 
Location: West haven, CT 
Description: A few crawling outside in back yard and some on the window by the light. 

Date: 2018-08-28 23:09:13 
Name: Megan Christine Pinkerton 
Location: Morehead City 
Description: Over 11 cycada shells on one tree. 

Date: 2018-08-28 15:58:38 
Name: Matt Gacheny 
Location: Towson, Baltimore County, MD 
Description: Neotibicen robinsoniana heard calling on Pleasant Plains Road around 1700 on 27 August 2018 

Date: 2018-08-28 15:17:02 
Name: Sabrina Powell 
Location: Washington, DC 
Description: A cicada just flew onto my window screen. It was huge. It crawled up the window for a bit, rested then flew away. OMG I have a phobia of these things. It had black eyes kind of looked like the one featured in the banner. 

Date: 2018-08-27 14:40:54 
Name: Barb 
Location: New Jersey, Monmouth 
Description: empty exoskeletons, one live Cicada, underside was BRIGHT white. 

Date: 2018-08-27 02:08:39 
Name: Jennifer Lockhart 
Location: Maryland, Calvert, Lusby 
Description: It flew into my house. After several attempts, I caught it in a mason jar and put it outside. I also found an exoskeleton while mowing my lawn. 

Date: 2018-08-27 00:03:48 
Name: Cathleen Ganzel 
Location: Palmyra 
Description: Evening chorus in exurban area of Fluvanna County, VA. Unknown variety. 

Date: 2018-08-25 13:30:27 
Name: Mark Strouthes 
Location: Arnold 
Description: Lots of singing since July. Many nymph shells in my yard. Saw several flying. 

Date: 2018-08-22 15:48:42 
Name: Katie 
Location: Palatine Illinois 
Description: Loud at night. I saw one but it was only a carcus I’m not sure if was worth reporting but I’ve learned any little thing can and might be useful. It looked like the ones I saw in Maryland when I was a little younger. 

Date: 2018-08-21 23:24:39 
Name: TERI 
Location: North BRUNSWICK 
Description: I have a large one in my store 

Date: 2018-08-20 03:28:33 
Name: Shawn 
Location: Morgan County, IN 
Description: Northern Dusk Cicada flew from Pin Oak tree down to ground- singly loudly, I was able to see it’s white abdomen since it landed upside down! I gently flipped over and it took flight, 6pm 

Date: 2018-08-19 23:58:23 
Name: Valerie henry 
Location: NJ Old Bridge 
Description: I found a shell on my sons play set I went to capture it not knowing what exactly it was at first. It was only the shell. 

Date: 2018-08-18 23:53:24 
Name: Marge heltzman 
Location: New Jersey Atlantic Highlands 
Description: Loud n strong 2nd week of August. 

Date: 2018-08-18 14:43:24 
Name: Cathy 
Location: Maryland, Hagerstown 

Date: 2018-08-17 13:52:26 
Name: Mary B 
Location: Severn/Glen Burnie MD 
Description: Megatibicen auletes 

Date: 2018-08-17 11:04:19 
Name: Mrs. Park 
Location: Maryland, Baltimore City 
Description: Found two cicadas in past week. 

Date: 2018-08-17 04:35:14 
Name: Pamela W 
Location: Linthicum Heights 
Description: 2 cicadas on my back sidewalk and 2 more by my back door when I got home tonight. 

Date: 2018-08-17 03:45:51 
Name: Shemika 
Location: Columbia 
Description: Found a cicada in my living room. 

Date: 2018-08-15 14:27:01 
Name: Debby Spotten 
Location: Hagerstown 
Description: Multiple sightings for at least a week. They are numerous and loud. 

Date: 2018-08-10 12:43:41 
Name: Martha Loverde 
Location: MD, Montgomery, Germantown 
Description: Cicadas now loud for almost a week and still going strong in the daytime. 

Date: 2018-08-09 13:18:49 
Name: EJ 
Location: Crofton 
Description: At least 50 on wood fence 

Date: 2018-08-09 00:31:09 
Name: Toni 
Location: NJ, Ocean County, Toms River 
Description: My puppy found one in the grass. 

Date: 2018-08-07 10:57:12 
Name: Bradley Hieber 
Location: Haslett, MI 
Description: Fresh cicada and shell in my window well. 

Date: 2018-08-07 09:27:13 
Name: Caron Salkin 
Location: Medford, NJ 
Description: Single cicada adult found on son’s car 

Date: 2018-08-07 00:24:31 
Name: Nicole Russ 
Location: Columbia, MD 
Description: I hear them all around outside my place. Found a skin as well. 

Date: 2018-08-05 23:21:39 
Name: Amy 
Location: NJ. Union. Summit 
Description: Loud and white undersides. 

Date: 2018-08-04 06:10:00 
Name: Chelsea 
Location: Indiana 
Description: Emerging since aug 1st . 

Date: 2018-08-01 02:31:34 
Name: Michael Stecher 
Location: White Hall md 

Date: 2018-07-26 22:18:21 
Name: Matthew J Godwin 
Location: North East, Maryland 
Description: Sighting of a couple Northern Dusk Singing Cicadas in North East, Maryland during the morning of July 26. 

Date: 2018-07-23 16:27:20 
Name: aleksandra Jeschke 
Location: pasadena 
Description: all around gallatin’s woods, and jacob’s woods….off ft. smallwood rd 

Date: 2018-07-22 18:39:35 
Name: P 
Location: Pasadena MD 
Description: swarming in our front yard 

Date: 2018-07-20 19:14:35 
Name: Sue L 
Location: MD, Anne Arundel., Pasadena 
Description: Eating on patio tree. 

Date: 2018-07-18 17:58:43 
Name: Tammy Claxton 
Location: Glen Burnie 
Description: Hundreds swarming in my back yard and my neighbors. Flying low to the ground and the birds are going nuts chasing them. 

Date: 2018-06-13 18:29:39 
Name: Paula L Helm 
Location: Auburndale Florida 

Date: 2018-06-07 22:06:40 
Name: Matthew Gacheny 
Location: Port Deposit, Maryland 
Description: Periodical cicadas heard calling near Port Deposit, Maryland, Cecil County around 30 May 2018; periodical cicada nymphs also uncovered 

Date: 2018-05-25 16:10:45 
Name: Douglas M Kolodny-Hirsch, Ph.D. 
Location: Pikesville, Maryland 21208 
Description: One newly emerged adult periodic cicada on recently planted Inkberry Holly. Wings fully expanded. 

Date: 2018-05-25 03:21:30 
Name: E.Taylor 
Location: Rockville, MD 
Description: kids on insect study found a periocdical cicada (red eyes/yellow-gold wing veins ) in meadow 

Date: 2018-04-21 17:29:17 
Name: Bo 
Location: Pinole Regional Park, CA 
Description: Massive Cicada Singing