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First Brood XIX Sighting Reports.

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First Brood XIX Sighting Reports.

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It looks like the Brood XIX periodical cicada emergence is underway. We have sighting reports coming in from Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. The areas surrounding Atlanta on the Piedmont Plateau seems to be experiencing heavy activity already. Special thanks to Bill Reynolds of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for supplying the early data. Below is a breadown of the following areas:

Columbia County in Georgia 10 miles west of Augusta

  • Immatures: none
  • Nymphs: none
  • Skins: none
  • Tenerals: none
  • Adults: 1 or 2 only
  • Calling: none

Abbeville County in South Carolina town of Donalds

  • Immatures: none
  • Nymphs: none
  • Skins: none
  • Tenerals: none
  • Adults: 1 or 2 only
  • Calling: none

Talladega County in Alabama a few miles south of the town of Talladega

  • Immatures: none
  • Nymphs: none
  • Skins: 1 or 2 only
  • Tenerals: none
  • Adults: 1 or 2 only
  • Calling: none

Columbia County in Georgia town of Evans

  • Immatures: thousands
  • Nymphs: thousands
  • Skins: thousands
  • Tenerals: thousands
  • Adults: thousands
  • Calling: noisy

Harris County in Georgia town of Forston

  • Immatures: none
  • Nymphs: 5 to 99 only
  • Skins: 1 or 2 only
  • Tenerals: none
  • Adults: 5 to 99 only
  • Calling: noisy

Macon County in Georgia town of Bowlingbroke. Let's keep these reports coming in. If you want to know what to look for, check out the Brood XIX information that can be found on this page. It goes into great detail regarding what to expect from this brood and the states where the brood is expected to make an appearance. Let's try to get some photos to post in the sightings section. Keep the reports coming. The data you submit will help alot.

Date Posted: 2011-04-25 Comments: (3) Show CommentsHide Comments

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Posted By: Dr. Frank A. Hale | On: 2011-05-10 | Website:

Brood XIX started emerging in Tennessee during the first week of May in southern counties such as Franklin County that borders Alabama. Sitings continued during the later part of the week and more widespread reports were being made by May 8 in the Nashville area of Middle Tennessee. They are still emerging and the recent warm weather should be conducive for their continued emergence and mating activity.

Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-05-10 | Website:

Hello Dr. Hale,

Thanks for the information. We would really love to translate your observations on the distribution map which you can view at the link on the right.

If you can indicate in the form in such a way that we can geo-code them we can actually put these counties/towns in Tennessee on the map.

Posted By: jasmin | On: 2015-07-12 | Website:

My friend took a picture of a baby cicada and i live in new bedford ma

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