Periodical Cicadas are emerging in 2024.

For the first time since 1803, Brood XIX and XIII will CO-EMERGE. Brood XIX and XIII are comprised of all 7 described species of periodic cicada: Magicicada septemdecim, M.cassini, M.septendecula, M. tredecim, M. neotredecim, M. tredecassini, M. tredecula. While broods XIX and XIII do not appear on the Ohio map this time around, some stragglers may pop up in the southwest of the state. 



  • Insect in Order Hemiptera
  • 1.5 - 2 Inch Long
  • Have Piercing-Sucking Mouthpart
  • Wings Held Tent-Like Over Their Body
  • Periodical and Annual Species
  • "Sing" 
  • Annual Cicadas (AKA Dog-Day Cicadas)
    • Emerge Yearly
    • Green and Brown in Color
  • Periodical Cicadas- Regional Broods
    • Emerge Every 13 or 17 Years in Mass
    • Black and Red/Orange in Color
    • Found in NORTH AMERICA Only!
Periodical Cicada

Read more at the OSU Factsheet on Cicadas found here.



PERIODICAL CICADAS emerge in regional broods every 13 or 17 years.  The Map for Ohio's Broods is below.  Brood X is due THIS YEAR! 

map of the cicada broods