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Brood XIX Tenerals Found In Kirkwood, MO

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Brood XIX Tenerals Found In Kirkwood, MO

No adults sighted yet. No calling. Lots of tenerals though. We're getting close!

Date Posted: 2011-05-18 Comments: (5) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-05-19 | Website:

Hey Elias,

Wow, first teneral from Missouri. Very cool. Feel free to funnel us some more photos and data points.


Posted By: Alan Ritter | On: 2011-05-30 | Website:

The emergence is well and fully underway here in Des Peres (adjacent to Kirkwood, MO) Memorial Day weekend. The bases of our oak trees are littered with molted skins and dead cicadas and it's almost painfully loud outdoors at mid-day. I seem to be seeing a lot of them with deformed wings and a quite a few that seem to have died in mid-molt. Seems odd because I don't remember seeing deformed ones or the number of dead ones before this year. I'd be happy to share some of the photos...let me know how to get them to you.

Posted By: Massachusettts Cicadas | On: 2011-05-30 | Website:

Hi Alan,

Thanks for sharing your information. Unfortunately, emerging deformed periodicals is something that can't be avoided I'm afraid. I must say that your observation is not the first that I have heard this year from Missouri.

If you'd like to share your photos. You can do it when you report your sighting through the "Report a Brood XIX emergence" link that's located on every page of the web site in the right-hand column. It can be found under the "Brood XIX is Coming" heading to the right. Simply fill in the information and attach up to three photos.


Posted By: Mark | On: 2011-06-06 | Website:

Any idea when these cicadas should be gone from Kirkwood? I am looking forward to the day I can work outside in my yard without being constantly dive-bombed. I read where an emergence can last anywhere from 4-6 weeks. If these tenerals were spotted May 18, shouldn't the first ones be dying off any day now?

Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-06-06 | Website:

Hi Mark,

Well Missouri and points north started to see the periodicals a lot later than the rest of the country. I am going to say that you should be seeing the end of the cicadas by the end of June.

However, given the current scheduled weather conditions the heat can will probably cause them to die early.

Don't worry though, you just got to put up with it a little bit longer and then they'll be gone for another 13 years.

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