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)
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Date: 2019-09-06 22:11:49
Name: BB Whyte
Location: Glen Echo
Description: Misc cicadas appeared late Aug and are around, but not in quantity

Date: 2019-09-01 12:23:25
Name: Adam Webster
Location: Washington DC
Description: One resting at the base of a lamppost next to the Reflecting Pool.

Date: 2019-08-22 21:50:42
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 23:40:24
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: 2019-08-19 02:47:14
Name: Mike V Proite
Location: Pasadena ,MD 21122
Description: on my patio screen - I have picture - second one I have screen this weekend

Date: 2019-08-19 02:15:04
Name: LC
Location: Kennedyville, MD
Description: One cicada seen on side of barn Aug. 18, 2019

Date: 2019-08-19 02:15:03
Name: LC
Location: Kennedyville, MD
Description: One cicada seen on side of barn Aug. 18, 2019

Date: 2019-08-13 02:16:43
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 21:30:23
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 20:01:50
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 18:18:14
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 12:42:47
Name: Maria
Location: Marlton New Jersey,
Description: high swarm activity at ponds around Country Squires development.

Date: 2019-07-27 12:06:38
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 16:21:10
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.

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Name: samantha costello
Location: Winchester
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Date: 2019-07-04 16:10:35
Name: Allyson Williams
Location: NC, Mecklenburg, Charlotte
Description: Sitting on sidewalk. Saw during morning run.

Date: 2019-06-03 05:01:33
Name: N3KUN
Location: Chaptico, Maryland
Description: Making buzzing noise

Date: 2019-06-02 00:05:34
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 05:55:34
Name: Carlene Kanick
Location: Avonmore, Pennsylvania
Description: Many emerging and emerged northern Westmoreland county 5/21/2019

Date: 2019-05-20 09:54:34
Name: Pat
Location: PA, Beaver, Economy
Description: Emergence

Date: 2019-05-17 14:52:33
Name: Kevin
Location: Bowie
Description: Found 10 fresh cicada sheds in my garden this morning.

Date: 2019-05-13 21:36:08
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Location: college park
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Date: 2019-05-09 21:02:52
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: 2019-05-07 03:23:41
Name: Mary Jo Smiley
Location: Cranberry Twp PA
Description: Emerging from the ground.

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