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 Post subject: Anybody seen any cicada's this year??
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:37 pm 
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I found a bunch of these guys in a truckstop in OK. .....

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The pictures don't show it well...but they were a really cool olive color with white bellies....

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I don't recall seeing any in SC since moving there. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody seen any cicada's this year??
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:28 pm 
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The big swarm here was last year. There are a few about every year. Cycles on the mega swarms. From my experiences the swarms are different in different places.

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody seen any cicada's this year??
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I did some reading....it seems the 17 yr variety is predominate in the northeast and midwest...while a 13 yr variety is predominate in the south....I've only been down there about 12 yrs....maybe they're due soon?? I'd sure like to see what a good hatch would do for the fishing in the pond!

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody seen any cicada's this year??
PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:30 am 
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Somewhere around 2000 they hit McCormick, SC hard. I worked outside in a wilderness camp. That infernal mind numbing buzz would drive you nuts! 24-7 BUZZZZZZZZZZZZ for weeks!!!!!!!!!!


We have had a few this summer. You can hear them occasionally right at dark. Found this one on our dogwood tree.

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody seen any cicada's this year??
PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:11 am 
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You might want to see what they do for the fish in the pond but you also might not like what they do to your trees. As Brad said they were in this area (Mars Hill) last year. Our dogwoods and apples took quite a hit and a lot of the damage only shows up the following year.


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody seen any cicada's this year??
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:04 pm 
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None on this hump

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody seen any cicada's this year??
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One here and there


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody seen any cicada's this year??
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Same.

All cicada's are cyclical, some as short as 2 years, but go up to the famous 17 year. In most parts of the country, you will see, or hear, a few every year. Their sound is the buzz you hear in the tops of trees on a hot August afternoon. As a kid, we always called them 'locusts', but of course, a real locust looks more like a grasshopper.

Anyway, this wasn't a big year for them around here, but there were a few like the one pictured above.


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody seen any cicada's this year??
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Tom I did get to fish a hatch/blizzard several years ago on a middle Ga river , if it hit the water no matter what it was it got bit


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody seen any cicada's this year??
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billres wrote:
Tom I did get to fish a hatch/blizzard several years ago on a middle Ga river , if it hit the water no matter what it was it got bit



I heard it both ways....I've heard that the fish get so stuffed they won't eat.....and I've heard the fishing gets insane. I've never had the chance to fish during any of the big hatches....We had one in Ky. that literally covered everything...they crunched under your feet when you walked....but I was young and in school...the rest have happened while on the road :(

I'd like to experience one while I was around to fish! 8-)

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