Cicada Update: Broods emerging from NY to South Carolina


 Cicada Update: Broods emerging from NY to South Carolina

 Thursday, May 30, 2013

Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann, entomologist, senior Cornell Cooperative Extension associate and a community coordinator with the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, offers this update on the emergence of “Brood II” periodical cicadas, which are now hatching from South Carolina to New York and New England.

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Gangloff-Kaufmann says:

 “Periodical cicadas of the population called ‘Brood II’ are emerging from as far south as Charleston, S.C. up the East Coast as far north as Saugerties, N.Y. This brood of periodical cicadas last emerged in 1996, and emerges every 17 years in approximately the same regions of the eastern U.S.

“Periodical cicadas do not emerge every year, but a different species, the annual cicada, emerges each year and later in the season.

“Soil temperatures must be about 64 degrees for periodical cicada emergence to begin. For this reason, coastal areas of New Jersey, and New York’s Long Island and Westchester County, will probably see delays in cicada activity.

“As of now, cicadas have been reported in great numbers in central and northern New Jersey, and in New York’s Staten Island, Westchester and Rockland Counties.

“There is typically a five or more day delay between cicada emergence and when they begin to ‘chorus’ or make noise. Cicada chorusing already has been reported in New Jersey.”

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