VERY ACTIVE ANNUAL CICADA SEASON CONTINUES!!
As of this morning here in Southern Maryland, Abundant Tibicen lyricen, T. davisi and T. chloromera have been heard each morning with T. chloromera and T. lyricen calling during the evening near dusk with occasional T. davisi, T. linnei and T. robinsoniana during the afternoon hours. Tibicen auletes is heard calling abundantly each evening until dusk, with an occasional Neocicada hieroglyphica. Seven species of cicadas are currently calling daily in Southern Maryland.
As of this morning on the Eastern Shore, Neocicada hieroglyphica is calling during the morning/evening hours. Abundant T. lyricen and T. chloromera have been heard in the morning and in the evening near dusk with occasional Tibicen linnei and Tibicen latisfasciata during the afternoon hours. Tibicen auletes is calling abundantly each evening until dusk. T. davisi has started calling in the am hours. Seven species of cicadas are currently calling daily on the Eastern Shore.
As of this morning in North Central Maryland, abundant Tibicen chloromera have been heard in the mornings and in the evenings near dusk with Tibicen linnei and Tibicen lyricen. Tibicen winnemanna is now calling also. (From Matt: “Yesterday (7/21), I heard the first scissorgrinder cicada (T.pruinosa) of the year!!! I also watched one singing in my backyard today! I’m still hearing lots of lyric and linne’s cicadas and the morning cicadas are everywhere up here!”)
Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:17PM
Describe cicadas activity: Loud, continual singing at dusk. Found an empty nymph body underside of a mailbox, and today, a dead adult body laying on our driveway…white powdery abdoment, dead.
Other comments: Number of songs have increased since last weekend I was here. After a few adult songs last weekend, this weekend is continual, with no pause, in the trees lining our driveway.
Your description of a “white powdery abdomen” sounds like Tibicen chloromera, our Morning Cicada.
7-23-10 Garrett County, Maryland is very quiet when it comes to cicadas.
While camping for three days last week at Herrington Manor State Park, outside of Oakland, Garrett county, Maryland, it was very noticeably quiet. There was no morning chorus of T. chloromera and T. lyricen. The only cicada heard during our three day stay was Tibicen canicularis. T. canicularis called sporadically from around 9am to about 1:30pm. There was absolutely no cicada chorus at dusk. It was deafeningly quiet at dusk.
Thursday, July 22, 2010 1:39PM
City: Lake in the Hills
Describe cicadas activity: I have seen two today.
Other comments: They are not supposed to be here. Why are they?
Lynn, these are annual cicadas that emerge every year. Unless they are noisy, most people may not even notice them.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 3:11PM
Describe cicadas activity: Idk if its annual or not. found it cutting grass this am. took pics…havent seen one in years so i showed my children who have never seen one.
Joann, most kids love looking at a live cicada, especially a male that may emit an alarm call while you have it in your hand!
Wednesday, July 20, 2010 3:36AM
County: Bucks County
Describe cicadas activity:
Other comments: I wish to know what a Cicada egg looks like i really like them but i only find them when their dead. i want nothing more than to find a Cicada. can you help me?
Emily, in my experience the best place to look for cicadas is at night when they are attracted to lights. If you have a gas station/convenience store near you that leaves it lights on all night long, take a look around before you go to sleep at night or early in the morning. These are the best times to find live cicadas that are attracted to the bright lights. Btw, the eggs are laid in the branches and would be difficult to find.) Good luck.
7-17-10 Cicada reports from Long Island/Pine Barrens of New Jersey
Elias reports: Tibicen auletes nymphs are coming up VERY slowly. Haven’t found one yet and only located two failed eclosions as I sent you. Went to Lakewood yesterday and caught 2 Neocicada at lights in addition to a male T lyricen. I was thrilled not to come home empty handed. The T. cannicularis are not coming up either (found a rare exuvia).
Have you ever seen Neocicada eclosing? Wonder where to start looking for them. Most agree they are difficult to find.
Yesterday I heard T. Chlormera sing in the Pine Barrens. I did not know they live there. That was the first time I heard chloromera there. So far the only species I haven’t heard was linnei.
- davisi started calling Sat morning, July 17 here in Ridge, MD for the first time this season. This is almost a month after most of the other annual species have started calling. It is interesting to note that T. davisi is usually the last cicada species heard calling each year in this area.
VERY ACTIVE ANNUAL CICADA SEASON!!
As of this morning here in Southern Maryland, Neocicada hieroglyphica is calling during the morning/evening hours. Abundant Tibicen lyricen and Tibicen chloromera have been heard in the morning and in the evening near dusk with occasional Tibicen linnei and Tibicen robinsoniana during the afternoon hours. Tibicen auletes is calling abundantly each evening until dusk. Six species of cicadas are currently calling daily in Southern Maryland, but not one Tibicen davisi has been heard yet.
As of this morning on the Eastern Shore, Neocicada hieroglyphica is calling during the morning/evening hours. Abundant Tibicen lyricen and Tibicen chloromera have been heard in the morning and in the evening near dusk with occasional Tibicen linnei and Tibicen latisfasciata during the afternoon hours. Tibicen auletes is calling abundantly each evening until dusk. Six species of cicadas are currently calling daily on the Eastern Shore, but not one Tibicen davisi has been heard yet. (From Bill on the Eastern Shore: as of July 18th 2010, I have heard all local Cicada’s except for Davisi.
Very abundant are Chloromera morning and afternoon/evening! Very abundant are Lyricen mid-morning thru late-evening!
Very abundant are Latifasciata morning thru late-afternoon! Auletes calling occasionally in some locations mid-day but mainly in the mid to late evening! Not hearing much Linnei, I usually hear them mid-day thru late-afternoon!
And as for Hieroglyphica they seem to be more outside of their known colonies. Also very abundent this year!)
(I also want to note that Diceroprocta is very abundent in Assateague/Chincoteague this year.)
As of this morning in North Central Maryland, abundant Tibicen chloromera have been heard in the mornings and in the evenings near dusk with Tibicen linnei and Tibicen lyricen. (From Matt: “This week, I have been hearing tons of morning cicadas in the mornings, obviously, and afternoons. I have also been hearing quite a few Lyric and Linnie’s cicadas. The scissorgrinder cicada is the only annual cicada up here that I have not heard yet.”)
7-16-10 Cicada reports from Lakewood, New Jersey
Elias reports: Made it down to Lakewood NJ and found 2 auletes that died while eclosing. One was on a pine sapling 3 inches from the ground. One was on 5 feet up on a pine tree.
Hoping to find a nymph. Collected at lights and found an Imperial Moth but no cicadas. Hieroglyphica were calling at all times as well. Haven’t seen exuvia or specimens yet.
Friday, July 9, 2010 10:11AM
Describe cicadas activity: Their noise began a week or so ago when our weather was extremly hot. We have seen them on trees in our backyard and I saw one on the ground working its way to our picnic table where it was attempting to climb up the leg. I was concerned about my two dogs because they were watching it which drew my attention to seeing it also. I took dogs in house as I didn\’t want them eating it. We hear them every year but I don\’t remember seeing them as I have last summer and this one as well.
Other comments: Last summer there were a lot of Cicads in the yard on the trees. I wonder what purpose they serve. I don\’t like killing things but I am not comfortable having these and other bugs disturbing my enjoyment of sitting outdoors.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 8:27AM
County: St. Mary’s
Location: Briscoe Thompson Way
Describe cicadas activity: Heard and saw them this morning while in the yard.
Wood are near and I could hear many.
Other comments: Heard them in the woods and saw two.
Thursday, July 1, 2010 11:01AM
Location: Old Farm Road
Describe cicadas activity:
Other comments: I never knew there were annual cicadas! Saw one on the street today and they are definitely singing.
As of this morning in North Central Maryland, Tibicen lyricen have been heard in the afternoons and Tibicen chloromera are calling in the mornings. (From Matt: “I just wanted to let you know that, starting around the middle of last week, I have been hearing a few Lyric cicadas singing at my house in Bel Air, usually in the afternoon. Also, the Swamp cicadas seem to be very abundant around here so far.”)
Monday, June 21, 2010 3:32PM
Matt from Northern Maryland reported:
“I also want you to know that today I heard the first Linne’s cicada (Tibicen linnei) of the year! I also wanted to ask you if the warm weather we have been having has a big effect on the amount of cicadas that come out of the ground. Last night I found about 10 cicada nymphs on the ground at once, which I think is a lot for this early in the season. I will continue to update you on what I hear/see.
Monday, June 21, 2010 11:04AM
Describe cicadas activity: lack of any real activiy due to lack of trees
Other comments: since my child hood the trees around hear have been cut down for strip centers, being within driving disence to houston doesn’t hlp so there r very few cicadas.
Monday, June 21, 2010 9:28PM
Matt from Northern Maryland reported:
“I heard the first swamp cicada (Tibicen chloromera) of the year today at my house! I also found a few cicada nymphs in my backyard.”
EARLIEST EVER START TO ANNUAL CICADA SEASON!!
As of this morning here in Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore, Neocicada hieroglyphica is calling during the morning/evening hours. Occasional Tibicen lyricen and Tibicen chloromera have been heard in the morning and in the evening near dusk but not to the levels normally heard when the season begins.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:30 PM
Bill from the Eastern Shore of Maryland reported:
Heard a Neocicada hieroglyphica at my house (that’s only the third or forth time I have heard one here) and that’s not all!
Later in the afternoon I caught the tail end of a call from either chloromera or lyricen after I cut off my lawn mower. This was around 6:45pm.
But at 8:30 I distinctively heard my first Tibicen lyricen. That’s the earliest I have ever heard a Tibicen.
A Tibicen lyricen was heard this morning at Patuxent River, St. Mary’s County, MD at 11:35am, 80°.
One Tibicen chloromera and one Tibicen lyricen were heard calling this morning in Ridge, St. Mary’s County, MD at 9:15am, 79°.
This is the earliest ever that a T. lyricen was heard in the Southern Maryland area since tracking began in 1995.
Two Tibicen chloromera were heard this morning in Scotland, St. Mary’s County, MD at 10:15am and 10:20am, 78°.
First Tibicen chloromera was heard once this morning in Ridge, St. Mary’s County, MD at 8:35am, 80°.
This is the earliest ever that a T. chloromera was heard in the Southern Maryland area since tracking began in 1995.
Thursday, June 3, 2010 8:30 PM
Bill from the Eastern Shore of Maryland reported: Heard first Neocicada hieroglyphica of the season.
First chorus of Neocicada hieroglyphica was heard this afternoon at Patuxent River NAS, St. Mary’s County, MD at 4:43pm, 84°.
First Neocicada hieroglyphica was heard this afternoon in Dameron, St. Mary’s County, MD at 5:25pm, 86°.
Three Neocicada hieroglyphica males were heard this afternoon at Patuxent River, St. Mary’s County, MD at 2:30pm at 83°.
One Neocicada hieroglyphica was heard again this afternoon here at Patuxent River, St. Mary’s County, MD at 2:07pm, 86°.
First Neocicada hieroglyphica of the season. Earliest Southern Maryland record of an annual cicada calling.
Heard my first Neocicada hieroglyphica here at Pax River, St. Mary’s County, Md
May 26, 2010 at 2:57pm! It was 81 degrees and he called
for about 10 minutes. That is the earliest annual cicada I have ever
recorded in a season and the only annual cicada heard in May. The previous earliest record in a season for Southern Maryland was
June 5. Let the season begin!
ONLY REPORT OF PERIODICAL CICADA STRAGGLER in 2010!
Report of Magicicada septemdecim, possible three year acceleration of Brood II
(Specimen confirmed as a female decim)
Saturday, May 15, 2010 8:30AM
County: St. Mary’s
Describe cicadas activity: DUDE! I got a magicicada…
Got him just after he molted (white with just a black stripe across
the back of his head). Within 2 hours, he is now all black….
3-year early Brood II?? 1-year early Brood XIX (doesn’t make sense—
we don’t get those, do we?)? My daughter has adopted it as a pet; I will bring it in when it’s
dead so you can help me figure out what it is 🙂 Once it starts
singing, I’ll get it on film with sound.
Pretty cool, huh?