[NAFEX] Missing cicadas - was Missing Jap beetles?

Hal Love lovehd at comcast.net
Fri Jun 20 15:21:53 EDT 2008


Exactly 17 years ago. We also had a 13-year brood emergence in 1998. There
were articles in the local paper a couple of months ago warning of the
arrival of this brood of cicadas in the Nashville area, but it never
happened. There were huge numbers reported a couple of counties to our
northeast. During the emergence 17 years ago, the exoskeletons were piled up
to a foot high around old oak trees around Nashville. The maps I have seen
showed us in the range, but near the western limit of this particular brood,
so it appears the range has shifted to the east, or at least they failed to
survive here for some reason. Maybe the 13-year grubs ate the 17-year grubs!

Hal

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna &/or Kieran" <holycow at cookeville.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Missing Jap beetles?


> Hal,  How very odd.  We are not seeing many bumblebees, but had plenty of
> honeybees in the spring.  We seem to have some really big early
attractions
> for honeybees but never see many later in the year when so many plants are
> blooming closer to their homes I guess.  I'll bet you are just on a
> different cicada cycle and may have them show up next year.  Did you have
> them exactly 17 years ago, or only about 17 years ago?     Donna
>
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