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Notes Periodic Cicadas in Texas

17-year Periodical Cicada - Brood IV - The Kansan Brood

Magicicada cassinii (Fisher) - Family Cicadidae


Fannin Co. Brood IV

Specimens collected in Fannin Co. by Tim Brys of the Dallas Zoo Insectarium, who reports:
"It was almost uncomfortable to listen to but not quite." Photo by Valerie Wielard, 2015

17-year Periodical Cicada - Brood IV - The Kansan Brood
The southern portion of Brood IV just crosses the Red River in north Texas
Brood IV mostly emerges at 17 year intervals in years 1981, 1998, 2015, 2032
but a portion of the brood also emerges at 13- and 21-yr intervals!

Brood IV in Texas

(13-year Periodic Cicada Brood XIX may also enter northeastmost Texas)

Important relevant periodical cicada links:

Brood IV distribution - ranges from north Texas to southeastern Iowa

Map of Periodical Cicada Broods - Liebhold et al. 2013

Magicicada cassini (Fisher 1851) - various songs and sonograms

Periodical Cicada Brood ChartJohn R. Cooley, MBA, Ph.D.

June is the last month to see Periodical Cicadas - BugGuide data

YouTube video overview of the 7 species of Periodical Cicadas (9 mins) - Cicada Mania


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Marlatt, C.L. 1907. The periodical cicada. USDA Bureau of Entomology Bulletin 71: 1181.

Marshall, D.C. 2001. Periodical cicada (Homoptera: Cicadidae) lifecycle variations, the historical emergence record, and the geographic stability of brood distributions. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 94: 386-399.

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Moore, T.E. 2000-2008. Checklist of cicadas North of Mexico. In: Walker, T.J. & Moore, T.E. 2000-2008. Singing Insects of North America.

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Sanborn, A.F. and P.K. Phillips. 2013. Biogeography of the cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico. Diversity 5(2): 166239.

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Additonal North American Cicadas Referencesedited by Dr. Thomas E. Moore, Curator, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

19 June 2019   Mike Quinn / / Texas Entomology / Texas Cicada Information