Location: Cedar Hill Missouri
June 5, 2011 8:35 pm
What kind of cicadas are these, such as year/scientific and common name? I would love to know!
Signature: Thanks!, Nathan Becker
We are very thrilled to have received your photo of a mating pair of Brood XIX 13 Year Cicadas, Magicicada tredecassini. Here is the BugGuide information page on this species. This map on BugGuide illustrates the range of the Great Southern Brood of Periodical Cicadas in the genus Magicicada.
Ed. Note: Though Brood XIX seems to be emerging throughout its range, we have not received reports of great numbers of Cicadas. Is habitat destruction combined with Unnecessary Carnage beginning to contribute to a decline in the number of individuals?