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M. tredecula found in Blue Springs, MO

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M. tredecula found in Blue Springs, MO

We have had a major ramp up in emerging tredacassinis in Blue Springs and I have found several tredecula's. They are starting to try and chorus but not in full chorus yet. I observed well over 100 nymphs tonight crawling all over the place. We have been averaging around 50+ each night on 2 trees in my back yard. They seem to be increasing in number steadily each night. It makes me wonder if these are really brood IV and emerging just like the Kansas Cicadas.

Date Posted: 2011-06-02 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


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

Hi Sanj,

Thanks for the photos. I can at least confirm in the last photo that that image is of M. tredecula judging by the tell-tale orange occlusions located on the sternites of the abdomen.

I have also been researching Marlatt's maps and I would have to agree with you. Blue Springs may actually be part of a 4 year early acceleration of Brood IV. It would be interesting to note which 'decim complex you are able to find there if you find any at all.

Thanks for sharing.

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