Straggler periodical cicadas are emerging in Cincinnati

Only a few adults seen, but some observers have reported over 100 cicadas over the past three days

Periodical cicadas are emerging in scattered locations in Western Cincinnati. It is common to have a few cicadas emerge a year after a large emergence, which occurred last year. So far the numbers of adults reported are low and predators seem to picking them off.

You can report periodical cicadas by simply turning on your location services (iPhone) or gps function (droid), taking a photograph of the cicada, and e-mailing it to This information will help us to better understand off-cycle cicada emergences.

Periodical cicada “shells,” nymphs, and adults collected on the MSJ campus this week.