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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.

No Brood XIII Magicicadas In Southern Michigan.

Well, it looks like Thomas Moore was right. I woke up this morning at 6:30 am with every intention of proving him wrong. I mean surely there has to be at least a small patch of Brood XIII magicicadas in Southern Michigan right? Alas that's a big fat NO! people. After searching high and low all along Michigan's Southern Route 12 heading west towards Illinois, I was unsuccessful in finding a single sign of Brood XIII in Michigan. I mean, no mud chimneys, no exuvia, no nymphs, no calling NOTHING!!

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Date Posted: 2007-05-31 Comments: (0)

Brood XIII Arrived in Indiana Today

Well I'm finally here in the mid-west for the Brood XIII Magicicada distribution mapping. I'm here helping out the folks at UC Storrs Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I have decided to take it upon myself to try to find the eastern-most edge of Brood XIII's distribution range. Older records would seem to indicate that Brood XIII's range stretches along the southern border of Indiana and Michigan as far east as Sturgis, MI. It would seem that this article has some folks u

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Date Posted: 2007-05-30 Comments: (0)

More Early Signs of Magicicada

Magicicada mud chimneys After the show today, I decided to have a quick drive to a place known as White Glenn Forest Preserve. It isn't far from the hotel. Today was very dreary and cold. It was drizzling outside but I ventured in the woods anyway. I find several mud turrets under logs and on some grassy areas. Definitely early signs of the emergence to come.

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Date Posted: 2007-05-16 Comments: (0)

Brood XIII Magicicada Nymphs Found!

Magicicada Nymph Being here in Chicago attending a trade show doesn't leave a whole lot of time to go out to look for signs of the upcoming Brood XIII Magicicada emergence. Staying here in Willowbrook and driving approximately an hour both ways to and from downtown Chicago makes for a very long day. It should be mentioned that I'm not that far from downtown Chicago, it's the horrendous traffic on I55 in the morning and the evening that's the killer. Funny thing is, you figure the closer you get to downtown C

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Date Posted: 2007-05-15 Comments: (0)

Brood XIII 2007 Early Emergence

Brood XIII 2007 Magicicada Early Emergence Well, as previously posted, I'm finally sitting here in my hotel room on a late Sunday evening. I wanted to go out as soon as I arrived at Chicago's Midway Airport (which landed at 4:50 pm) to have a look around but unfortunately, I'm here to attend the American Association of Museum's Trade Show so my search for early Cicada emergences will have to be put on hold. The job comes first and cicadas will have to come second for now. When we landed, there was a bit of a mix-up at Dollar Rent-A-Car

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Date Posted: 2007-05-13 Comments: (0)

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