The 2017 emergence of the periodical cicadas in Ohio is over

The annual cicadas are now in full swing.

We would like to thank the thousands of people who have reported their periodical cicada observations this past summer.

Next year, Brood VII will appear in upstate New York, and Brood VIII will emerge in 2019 in northeastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and most of West Virginia.

Annual cicadas are easy to differentiate from periodical cicadas. Periodical cicadas have red eyes, black bodies with orange veined wing bases (see top photo). There are 12 species of annual cicadas Ohio which appear in the summer after the periodical cicadas adults have died. Many of these cicadas are larger than periodical cicadas, have green, black or brown markings. Visit to identify the cicadas in your area.