Brood II (17-year)
The East Coast Brood
Brood II is generally found along the eastern coast of the US.
Blue symbols on the map above were generated from verified records in the Cicada Central Database on 20 January 2015.
Blue symbols on the map are based on Marlatt (1923).
Gold symbols are based on Simon (1988); smaller symbols are records with a lower degree of certainty.
These records have not been field checked.
A project is currently underway to make new maps of periodical cicada broods. See the Magicicada mapping project homepage and the Geospatial Data Clearinghouse.
Marlatt, C. 1923. The Periodical Cicada. United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology Bulletin 71.
Maier, C. (1982) Abundance and distribution of the seventeen-year periodical cicada, Magicicada septendecim (Linnaeus)(Hemiptera: Cicadidae Brood II), in Connecticut. Proceedings Of The Entomological Society Of Washington, 84, 430-439.
Simon, C. 1988. Evolution of 13- and 17-year periodical cicadas. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America 34:163-176.