Please Report What You See:
Now that an early emergence has been confirmed, we still need your help with documenting important periodical cicada mileposts. Please report any or all of the following using this e-mail address; please include location and if possible pictures:
- Are you seeing periodical cicada adults?
- Are you seeing cast skins hanging on tree bark?
- Are males "singing?" Periodical cicadas make a unique buzzing sound; they don't sound like any other insect or animal.
- Are males "chorusing?" If there are enough of them, the males will start synchronizing their singing to almost sound like a single, loud individual.
- Are cicadas mating?
- Are females jabbing their eggs into tree stems?
- Do you see tree stem dieback damage?