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Old 08-08-2017, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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They all start "chirping" at the same time. Is there a band leader or how do they all know it's time? And I wonder what they are eating. The leaves on the tree or the tree itself? I have never seen a live one, but several skins they have left behind. Is this the same as the Seven Year Locust?
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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A lot of them here in south Alabama too. I hear them way up in my pecan trees.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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if i could find a way to kill them all, i would. go chirp/mate/live in someone else's tree!
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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I haven't heard many at all here in south Louisiana. They do get overwhelmingly loud at times though, don't they!
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:04 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I heard one in absolute agony the other day in what appeared to be 2 stuck together flying around. She was carrying on making the most ungodly noise. Initially I thought 2 of them were mating but when they landed I saw that It was actually a HUGE bee or wasp of some kind that had captured the cicada. I tried to intervene but the bee flew off with it's prey
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...It was actually a HUGE bee or wasp of some kind that had captured the cicada...
It was a Cicada Killer Wasp.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...And I wonder what they are eating. The leaves on the tree or the tree itself?...
They drink sap from the trees.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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It's their mating season.
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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It's their mating season.
Well do they have to be so noisy while they DO IT?
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I have noticed some dying branch tips on my Sugarberry trees (Hackberry), but I can't tell if it's from the cicadas or not.
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