Cicadas in Alabama

Around 20 species of cicadas call Alabama their home. The state has both annual and periodical cicadas. All except the 13-year cicada are annual. As the name suggests, the periodical cicadas emerge in large numbers from the ground every 13 years. They don’t bite or harm people, but their sheer numbers and density when they come out can be a cause of concern.

Types of Cicadas in Alabama

  • Southern Grass Cicada
  • Scrub Cicada
  • Olympic Scrub Cicada
  • Salt Marsh Cicada
  • Green Winged Cicada
  • 13-Year Cicada
  • Northern Dusk Singing Cicada
  • Fall Southeastern Dusk-singing Cicada
  • Walker’s Cicada
  • Southern Resonant Cicada
  • Hieroglyphic Cicada
  • Davis’ Southeastern Dog-Day Cicada
  • Linne’s Cicada
  • Dark Lyric Cicada
  • Lyric Cicada
  • Scissor(s) Grinder
  • Robinson’s Cicada
  • Similar Dog-Day Cicada
  • Southern Swamp Cicada
  • Swamp Cicada