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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.

Tibicen tibicen's New Northern Range

Tibicen canicularis female Update 3/21/11: The species name formerly known as Tibicen chloromera has been changed to Tibicen tibicen. The article has been edited to reflect this change. I just wanted to let you all know that my trip to Connecticut was very fruitful. I was able to get within 7 miles of the Massachusetts border before I could no longer hear Tibicen chloromera Tibicen tibicen. However, it was a really cool day today even in Connecticut and it took a while for Tibicen chloromera Tibicen tibicen to start sin

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Date Posted: 2005-08-18 Comments: (0)

A Vist to Hazardville, CT

Molting T. canicularis cicada Update 3/21/11: The species name formerly known as Tibicen chloromera has been changed to Tibicen tibicen. The article has been edited to reflect this change. Other than finding that rogue T. chloromera T. tibicen in my back yard on August 10, 2005 calling in the trees, I have been unsuccessful in finding T. chloromera T. tibicen cicadas in Massachusetts. As mentioned yesterday I was thinking about trying to track T. chloromera's T. tibicen's northern most range to see if it can be heard here.

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Date Posted: 2005-08-13 Comments: (0)

T. tibicen in Connecticut

Tibicen tibicen in Connecticut Update 3/25/11: - The species name Tibicen chloromera Tibicen tibicen has officially been changed to Tibicen tibicen.. This article has been edited to reflect that change. For some time now it has been documented that the northern most range of Tibicen chloromera Tibicen tibicen cicadas is in southwestern Connecticut, Fairfield County to be exact. With the help of Mike Neckerman, a fellow cicada colleague who lives in Connecticut, he has assured me that the documented range is and forever sha

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Date Posted: 2005-08-11 Comments: (5)

Brood X One Year Later

Brood X One Year Later So it's one year later (2005). I'm a year older and Brood X is one year gone. Or is it? I decided to see what the same areas where I found Brood X Magicicadas in West Virginia last year are like this year. I've heard that some Magicicadas can get their emergence times mixed up (maybe because they forgot to set their alarm clocks) and you can get what is known as Straggling. This happens when a small number of Magicicadas from any given Brood emerge a year later. I decided that I wanted to inves

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Date Posted: 2005-06-05 Comments: (0)

Brood X Magicicada Day 3

Brood X Magicicadas Day 3 Sunday morning started out cloudy and cool. I was up around 6:00am. After saying my goodbye's and thanking my sister for letting me stay to experience the Cicadas I was in my car and on the road by 7:00am. Since it was Sunday traffic was minimal. I figured I'd make good time so I again decided that I would stop at a few rest areas in Pennsylvania to see if I could see or hear any evidence of Magicicadas along I-81. Unfortunately there were none. I had my coffee cup container full of Cicadas and

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Date Posted: 2004-06-06 Comments: (0)

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