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The Cicada Missions news category contains articles that involve travel to do work with other researchers and colleagues or to expand knowledge of distribution of cicada species around New England and other parts of the United States. Articles usually involve overnight stays in a location for a particular research subject.

Friday the 13th on Cape Cod

Doggy Treats Well, here it is Friday the 13th and I'm back on the Cape to do more Distribution Mapping. I drove over the Bourne Bridge and decided to stop at Monument Beach in Bourne to see what there was to see. I am also here to meet up with Doug Fraser, a reporter from the Cape Cod Times. He saw an article that I was in from the Boston Globe and wanted to talk to me about the cicadas. I'm not scheduled to meet up with him till about 9:30 am. So this afforded me some time to get some serious mapping

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Date Posted: 2008-06-13 Comments: (0)

Brood XIV Periodical Cicadas Latest Stuff

Deformed Magicicada Hi Folks, I apologize for the lack of updates. So I thought I'd head this update with a little bit of cicada humor. I've just been totally busy with the whole Brood XIV event. It looks like Cape Cod is now in full swing regarding the emergence. You can look for the emergence to start to wind down over the next couple of weeks. I would suggest you go out and experience it while you still can because they won't be around again for another 17 years. Distribution Maps have been updated.

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Date Posted: 2008-06-11 Comments: (0)

Brood XIV Survey Continues on Cape Cod

Brood XIV Slideshow Today was another productive day on Cape Cod. I arrived in the Mashpee area on Park Road and my friend Lisa had 10 Magicicada tenerals waiting for me. We spent several hours today walking around her neighborhood noting where Magicicadas were emerging. I managed to snap a ton of photos. Rather than posting individual thumbnail links to larger photos for you to click on, I decided to put a slideshow together. Click the thumbnail below to launch the show. It's approximately 2 minutes and 55 second

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Date Posted: 2008-05-31 Comments: (0)

Today's Brood XIV Survey of Cape Cod

Magicicada nymph in burrow I returned to Cape Cod today to see what there was to see. I headed east on 6A and stopped at a place known as Murkwood Conservation Lands in East Sandwich. I walked around along the trails for a while but spotted no signs whatsoever. Some parts of Sandwich may be cicada free. I had an idea that I wanted to spend time at Hyannis Ponds Wildlife management area which can be reached via Mary Dunn Road in Hyannis. I spent a lot of time here. I'm glad I brought my mountain bike again. It sure

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Date Posted: 2008-05-30 Comments: (0)

More Brood XIV Survey Work on Cape Cod

Magicicada nymph (immature) Yesterday (Sunday 5/25) I drove back to the Cape and concentrated along the western edge and worked my way inland. I stopped in Bourne, Monument Beach, Gray Gables and N. Pocasset. I did attempt to go into Falmouth but there wasn't any place I could look. Everywhere is private property so this area will have to wait unless someone submits a sighting report. I got a mixed bag of results including some negatives where I found no signs of periodical cicadas whatsoever. Where I found negatives (indi

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Date Posted: 2008-05-26 Comments: (0)

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Did you spot an annual cicada or a cicada killer wasp? If you did and you have a photo and want to report it, please click the link below.

Brood I Information

The Brood I periodical cicada emergence happened in 2012 in Virginia, W. Virginia and Tennessee. Below are some of the highlights.

Brood XIX Information

The Brood XIX periodical cicada emergence has come and gone. Below is some information that you may find helpful.