2019 Cicada Season Reports

As of July 3, 2019, the annual cicada chorus is loud and strong here in Southern Maryland.

The following species are currently calling (first date heard calling):

  • Neocicada hieroglyphica (May 26)
  • N. tibicen (June 16)
  • N. lyricen (June 16)
  • N. robinsoniana (June 25)
  • N. linnei (June 27)
  • M. auletes (June 27)

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

On the Eastern Shore, the following species are calling:

  • N. hieroglyphica (June 5)
  • N. lyricen (June 16)
  • N. tibicen (June 16)
  • D. viridifascia (June 16)
  • N. linnei (June 21)
  • M. auletes (June 21)

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


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: 2019-09-06 18:11:49 
Name: BB Whyte 
Location: Glen Echo 
Description: Misc cicadas appeared late Aug and are around, but not in quantity 

Date: 2019-09-01 08:23:25 
Name: Adam Webster 
Location: Washington DC 
Description: One resting at the base of a lamppost next to the Reflecting Pool. 

Date: 2019-08-22 17:50:42 
Name: Paul 
Location: PA, Bucks Co., Newtown 
Description: Most I’ve even seen & heard at my location – have lived there since 1999. Just north (1/2mile) of Durham Rd off Eagle Rd. 50+/acre, very loud. Waning over past few days – lots dead in yard and sidewalks. 

Date: 2019-08-20 19:40:24 
Name: Cathy Zawadowicz 
Location: Jarrettsville 
Description: It’s been very loud here in the evenings for the past two weeks. Saw a cicada on my porch last night. 

Date: 2019-08-18 22:47:14 
Name: Mike V Proite 
Location: Pasadena ,MD 21122  
Description: on my patio screen – I have picture – second one I have screen this weekend  

Date: 2019-08-18 22:15:04 
Name: LC 
Location: Kennedyville, MD 
Description: One cicada seen on side of barn Aug. 18, 2019 

Date: 2019-08-18 22:15:03 
Name: LC 
Location: Kennedyville, MD 
Description: One cicada seen on side of barn Aug. 18, 2019 

Date: 2019-08-12 22:16:43 
Name: Catherine Murphy 
Location: Maryland 
Description: I don’t know if this helps, but I remember a huge emergence of cicadas in the town of Ashton, Montgomery County, Maryland when I was a child. Going by the charts and maps online, I think it must have been Brood II in 1962. You couldn’t walk across the lawn without crunching on their abandoned shells. We don’t have them where I live now, in upstate New York, but I’ve been intrigued by them ever since.  

Date: 2019-08-11 17:30:23 
Name: Bill walton 
Location: wV, Jefferson, Charles Town  
Description: Holes in lawn with cicadas poking out of some. Cat is catching flying cicadas. 

Date: 2019-08-06 16:01:50 
Name: Loretta M Lewis 
Location: Maine, Penobscot, Carmel 
Description: I saw a Cicada longer than my thumb and about as round as a hot dog. It appeared to fall out of the tree. It bounced off my deck on the second story and flew onto one of my hanging plants. I took two pictures but they did not come out very well. It was a female with the pointy abdomen. I got too close and it flew off, but it stayed on my plant for a good 5 of 6 minutes. First one I have ever seen, I am 42. Its wings did not look as though it had just emerged, although it is August 6, 2019 and this is the first day I have heard them this summer.  

Date: 2019-07-30 14:18:14 
Name: Salimah Fort 
Location: Columbia, Howard County 
Description: I discovered quite a few dead ones and I hear them very loudly in the trees 

Date: 2019-07-30 08:42:47 
Name: Maria 
Location: Marlton New Jersey, 
Description: high swarm activity at ponds around Country Squires development. 

Date: 2019-07-27 08:06:38 
Name: Meek  
Location: Baltimore city  
Description: It was on the porch door at night & you can hear them buzzing in trees  

Date: 2019-07-25 12:21:10 
Name: Linda Crowley Horger 
Description: I’ve discovered empty cicada shells in pool, and pool skimmer, as well a 2-3 dead cicadas outside our patio door. It may also explain the wild activity of birds back and forth in front of our large picture window, which is usually fairly routine activity of hummers and goldfinches.  

Date: 2019-07-05 13:30:28 
Name: samantha costello 
Location: Winchester 
Description: Swarm in my neighborhood in Frederick County, VA. There are hundreds and hundreds 

Date: 2019-07-04 12:10:35 
Name: Allyson Williams 
Location: NC, Mecklenburg, Charlotte 
Description: Sitting on sidewalk. Saw during morning run.  

Date: 2019-06-03 01:01:33 
Name: N3KUN 
Location: Chaptico, Maryland 
Description: Making buzzing noise  

Date: 2019-06-01 20:05:34 
Name: Anna Clark 
Location: PA, Westmoreland, Seward 
Description: They are EVERYWHERE. Millions of holes in ground, cicadas on all plants, trees, bushes, buildings 

Date: 2019-05-22 01:55:34 
Name: Carlene Kanick 
Location: Avonmore, Pennsylvania  
Description: Many emerging and emerged northern Westmoreland county 5/21/2019 

Date: 2019-05-20 05:54:34 
Name: Pat 
Location: PA, Beaver, Economy 
Description: Emergence 

Date: 2019-05-17 10:52:33 
Name: Kevin 
Location: Bowie 
Description: Found 10 fresh cicada sheds in my garden this morning. 

Date: 2019-05-13 17:36:08 
Name: gaye 
Location: college park 
Description: [fresh] pinned septendecim dated 3 may in student collection. also sheds in silver spring and adult on windshield [see my email] 

Date: 2019-05-09 17:02:52 
Name: george vandenberghe 
Location: Riverdale MD 
Description: Single emerged exoskeleton observed on a new weed 5/8/2019. Brood X in this area occurs 2021 but there was a moderate emergence in 2017. 

Date: 2019-05-06 23:23:41 
Name: Mary Jo Smiley 
Location: Cranberry Twp PA 
Description: Emerging from the ground.  

Date: 2019-04-22 15:57:18 
Name: nazish gul khattak khattak 
Location: pakistan 
Description: singing on the top of the mango tree