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Brood XIX Distribution Map is Now Live.

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Brood XIX Distribution Map is Now Live.

Brood XIX Periodical Cicada distribution map.

Finally we've managed to launch this year's Brood XIX periodical cicada distribution map. Eventually, there will be maps for all the different broods of periodical cicadas for you to view. The map so far contains Brood XIX reports that users have submitted via the Report Brood XIX Periodical Cicadas report form. If you are seeing any periodical cicadas, kindly take a moment to fill in the form. Every data point helps us in updating old and out-dated distribution information on these cicadas.

How the Distribution Map Works

All you need to do is click on the link in the right-hand column under the "Brood XIX is Coming!" heading. See the link that says "View the Distribution Map"? Simply click it and the map will open up in a special window. Can't see the link? Don't know what we mean? Then click here.

You can zoom in and out and grab the map and move it around inside the window. If you'd like more information on a particular area, simply click on a blue pip and detailed information about a particular sighting will pop up in a bubble.

When you're done viewing the map, simply click the link in the upper right-hand corner of the window to close the map. We've opted for this method because other maps that we've seen online take you away from where you are on a web site and you have to navigate back to where you were in order to find your place again. We find that this method from a usability standpoint works best.

Brood XIX photos received with some sightings.

Thanks to those from around the world-wide web for allowing us to add your terrific photos to the ever-growing cicada-sightings section of the web site. A special thank you goes out to Bill Reynolds - Curator, Coordinator, & Containment Director of the Arthropod Zoo at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Bill has been working tirelessly in getting the word out about this new site and the distribution mapping project.

Additional thanks goes to Kim Fleming of South Carolina, Mike Dunn and Jeffrey Beane of North Carolina for starting us off and supplying great photos. You can view these photos in the Sightings section of the web site.

As the season for Brood XIX wears on, hopefully we'll get more photos in for you to enjoy. For now keep the reports coming and please tell your friends or at the very least visit Massachusetts Cicadas on Facebook and share with your friends.

Date Posted: 2011-05-04 Comments: (9) Show CommentsHide Comments


Posted By: Bill Reynolds | On: 2011-05-05 | Website:

I love the site!

Gerry has done a wonderful job designing and launching this site, a tremendous endeavor for one person.

I'd also like to thank everyone for their contributions, information and images. Please continue to visit and post.

Don't forget, after the Periodicals have come and gone, we will still have the annual species to enjoy. Throughout the spring & summer, please continue visiting the site, send in your questions, post your images for id, and comment on your observations!

Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-05-05 | Website:

Thanks for the compliments Bill. Yes this website is truly a labor of love.

The distribution map for Brood XIX is what I would consider the prototype for future distribution maps which will include previous Periodical Cicada broods as well as Annual Cicada species.

I think with all the work with the future planned enhancements will keep me busy for quite some time.

Posted By: Jeff "Dr Chordate" Moran | On: 2011-05-10 | Website:

With the emergence of this year's broods of periodical cicadas fast approaching, you may be interested in a song about that event, found at my MySpace Music page:

It should be the fifth song in the Music List. Thanks.

Posted By: Kevin E. Bailey | On: 2011-05-20 | Website:

Brood XIX began emergence in Livingston County, Kentucky on May 19, 2011.

Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-05-20 | Website:

Hi Kevin

Thanks for the information. In the right-hand column is a link that says "Report a Brood XIX emergence." Clicking on the link will take you to our report form. Can you kindly fill in the information?


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Posted By: Kristen Callahan | On: 2017-09-12 | Website:

Not killers, but just a little female who was all right after falling from a tree. Gone now. But don't you love their face??

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