Periodical Cicada species Magicicada sp. W.T. Davis, 1925    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hemiptera   >   Family Cicadidae   >   Genus Magicicada   

Description:

Note that our Brood X comprises three very similar species. Identification is best confirmed via photos of the underside of the abdomen. We're happy to archive unidentified Periodical Cicada species on this page. There is excellent info at the Cicada Mania web site.

Relationships:

Selected species noted feasting on Periodical Cicadas in Maryland:

Birds: Mallard, Common Merganser, Mississippi Kite, Red-shouldered Hawk, Barred Owl, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Great Crested Flycatcher, Fish Crow, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Eastern Bluebird, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Blue Grosbeak, Bobolink, Common Grackle, House Sparrow.

Mammals: Human, Eastern Gray Squirrel, Eastern Chipmunk, Domestic Dog, House Cat.

Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern Box Turtle.

Invertebrates: Stink bugs (including Florida Predatory Stink Bugs), Flies (Diptera, including Laphria bee-mimic robber flies), beetles (including Six-spotted Tiger Beetle and Eastern Boxelder Beetle), dragonflies (including Gray Petaltail and Swamp Darner), wasps (genus Polistes, genus Vespula), ants (various species, including Crematogaster), harvestmen, spiders (Nursery Web Spider, jumping spiders including Bold Jumper, genus Dolomedes, genus Xysticus), Leopard Slug and other slugs.

Frequent host to the fungal pathogen Massospora cicadina (be sure to read about this one).

There are 454 records in the project database.

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A Periodical Cicada species in Howard Co., Maryland (5/17/2020). Photo by Odacir Pinto. (MBP list)

A Periodical Cicada species in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/21/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Periodical Cicada species in Washington Co., Maryland (5/25/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Periodical Cicada species in Harford Co., Maryland (5/17/2017). Photo by John Rinker. (MBP list)

A Periodical Cicada species in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/27/2017). Photo by Jane Chandler. (MBP list)

Pale-eyed Periodical Cicada species in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/11/2021). (c) Kayleigh Parsons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Kayleigh Parsons via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pale-eyed Periodical Cicada species in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/11/2021). (c) Kayleigh Parsons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Kayleigh Parsons via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Periodical Cicada species in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/18/2017). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

A Periodical Cicada species in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/15/2017). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/18/2021). (c) llsmith61, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by llsmith61 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicadas emerging in Howard Co., Maryland (5/19/2017). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Periodical Cicada species emerging in Howard Co., Maryland (5/19/2017). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/27/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/17/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/19/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/17/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/17/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/17/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Periodical Cicada species in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/28/2017). Photo by Jane Chandler. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Carroll Co., Maryland (6/2/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/17/2021). (c) Jane Hartman, all rights reserved. Photo by Jane Hartman. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Carroll Co., Maryland (6/2/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/17/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/18/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/26/2021). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/15/2021). (c) swindsor, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by swindsor via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/18/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/27/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/19/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/26/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Maryland (5/20/2021). (c) blitzen1986, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by blitzen1986 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/17/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/14/2021). (c) swindsor, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by swindsor via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Maryland (5/10/2021). (c) tminatbe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by tminatbe via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/27/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/26/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/14/2021). (c) Ron Wertz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Ron Wertz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/14/2021). (c) swindsor, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by swindsor via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/26/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/17/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/22/2021). (c) the swamp ass, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by swamp ass via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/14/2021). (c) swindsor, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by swindsor via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/14/2021). (c) swindsor, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by swindsor via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/14/2021). (c) swindsor, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by swindsor via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/31/2021). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Howard Co., Maryland (5/20/2017). (c) mdnature, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mdnature via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/14/2021). (c) swindsor, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by swindsor via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/17/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/21/2017). Photo by Emily Keith. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species emergence holes in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/3/2021). (c) Brandon Woo, all rights reserved. Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

Florida Predatory Stink Bugs feeding on a Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/10/2021). (c) maragay, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by maragay via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Remains of a Periodical Cicada species in an Eastern Bluebird nest in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/20/2021). (c) mkjohnsmdmn, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mkjohnsmdmn via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/19/2021). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Periodical Cicada species falls prey to a Nursery Web Spider in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/13/2021). (c) Scot Magnotta, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Scot Magnotta via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/12/2021). (c) jackanecharico, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jackanecharico via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species hunted by a female Common Merganser in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/18/2021). (c) bugzilla, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by bugzilla via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species preyed upon by ants in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/27/2021). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Periodical Cicada species in Howard Co., Maryland (6/13/2021). (c) Roshan Vignarajah, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Roshan Vignarajah via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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