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This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Ashville, Alabama Toney, Alabama Marion, Arkansas Lutz, Florida Cary, Illinois Macy, Indiana Rossville, Indiana Parsons, Kansas Ewing, Kentucky Spring Park, Minnesota Red Bank, New Jersey Buffalo, New York Colden, New York Lockport, New York Mahopac, New York Bucyrus, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Muskogee, Oklahoma Sand Springs, Oklahoma Bensalem, Pennsylvania Norristown, Pennsylvania Pascoag, Rhode Island Rock Hill, South Carolina Simpsonville, South Carolina Leesburg, Virginia Onancock, Virginia
They emerge every summer. They do not emerge in broods.
They emerge in small numbers (small relative to periodical cicadas).
They are timid and elusive compared to periodical cicadas.
Most are physically larger than periodical cicadas.
They are well camouflaged: their colors and patterns of colors help to hide them in their surroundings. They look like little military vehicles, IMHO.
Colloquial names for Tibicens: August Dry Birds, Dog Day cicadas, Harvest Flies, Jar Flies, Bush Cicada (Tibicen dorsata)
On Jul 26, 2012, Crit from Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
We seem to be over run with these cicada's this year. I find their skins and dying ones all over the place. Our yard is full of little holes that I don't know if it is from them digging into or out of. I wondered if anyone else was experiencing this and knew why it was happening this summer. Thanks!