Cicadas in Louisiana

13-year periodical and annual cicadas are found in Louisiana. Broods XIX, XXII, and XXIII of the periodicals visit the state. The annual or dog-day cicadas emerge from mid to late summer every year and are bigger than the periodical cicadas. They make their presence felt with the loud mating sounds of the males. The harmless insects prefer staying around trees and dislike areas saturated with water.

Types of Cicadas in Louisiana

  • Southern Grass Cicada
  • Cicadettana kansa
  • Scrub Cicada
  • Salt Marsh Cicada
  • Green Winged Cicada
  • 13-Year Decim
  • 13-Year Decula
  • Northern Dusk Singing Cicada
  • Fall Southeastern Dusk-Singing Cicada
  • Walker’s Cicada
  • Resh Cicada
  • Great Pine Barrens Cicada
  • Hieroglyphic Cicada
  • Davis’ Southeastern Dog-Day Cicada
  • Linne’s Cicada
  • Lyric Cicada
  • Scissor(s) Grinder
  • Similar Dog-Day Cicada
  • Superb Dog-Day Cicada
  • Swamp Cicada
  • Cotton Green Cicada
  • Little Mesquite Cicada