Still, a synchronized emergence of Magicicada
species is one of the great spectacles of nature.
Observations on Periodical Cicadas (Brood XIV) in Indiana and Ohio in 2008 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Magicicada
Thermal responses of periodical cicadas: within and between brood parity (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Magicicada
Marlatt (1907) reported six morphologically and behaviorally distinct species of periodical cicadas throughout the United States (17 y cicadas: Magicicada
Periodical cicadas (Magicicada
spp.) exhibit some of the most extreme life histories of any insect, with large populations of adults appearing only once every 13 or 17 years.
Fatty acid composition of fosfolipids and triacyglycerols of selected tissues and fatty acid biosynthesis in adult periodical cicadas, Magicicada
This spring has been noteworthy because Magicicada
Brood X--popularly known as the periodical cicada--emerged after waiting underground for seventeen years.
Emergence of 13-yr periodical cicadas (Cicadidae: Magicicada
): Phenology, mortality, and predator satiation.
Cicadas are conspicuous components of natural environments the world over owing to their distinctive male courtship calls, relatively large size, and, in the United States, spectacular mass emergences of Magicicada
. All cicadas feed on plants and, in depositing their eggs, females often injure the stems of various cultivated crops, shrubs, and trees.
A chorus of courting Magicicada
cassini males sounds like an electric carving knife revving up.
In the letters section of the June 2010 issue, we indicated a photo of a cicada was a periodical cicada, Magicicada
All three periodical cicada species, Magicicada
Acoustic adaptations of periodical cicadas (Hemiptera: Magicicada
During the spring of 2004, brood X of the 17-y cicada (Homoptera: Magicicada
This year's cicadas belong to the genus Magicicada
, which includes broods emerging every 13 or 17 years.