Periodical cicadas have unexpectedly started to emerge in parts of SW Ohio.  The locations where cicadas have been observed are the same areas where Brood X cicadas emerged four years early in 2000.  These cicadas are emerging after 13 years of development.  The photographs above were taken on May 22, 2013 in Cincinnati.

Researchers are anxious to find more locations outside of the Brood II range where cicadas are emerging.  Please report these off-cycle occurrences by clicking here.

Brood II, the eastern brood of periodical cicadas, is now emerging in large numbers in parts of the Atlantic states.


Cicadas emerge in SW Ohio, Brood II in full swing in the east

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