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Department of Entomology


Help Science, Join the Cicada Safari!

June 1, 2021
cicada safari smartphone mapping app

Snap a picture with the new easy-to-use smartphone mapping app Cicada Safari, and hit submit.  Once your image is confirmed as being a periodical cicada (and not your cat), the latitude and longitude for your observation are added to the cicada map.

Download the app to become part of the Cicada Safari and use it to help us learn more about Brood X.

There remain many unanswered questions about Brood X including the exact geographical distribution. Cicada populations are often highly localized with large concentrations commonly near areas with no cicadas. Future predictions depend heavily on where we do and don’t see periodical cicadas this spring.

Free app available on Apple App Store or Google Play

Periodical Cicada