Cicadas in Michigan

There are both annual and periodical cicadas in Michigan. The periodicals come out in spring – late April to mid-May when the ground temperature reaches 64oF. Brood X, the largest 17-year brood, can be seen here. They emerge for 3-4 weeks and are around for 4-5 weeks before they are gone. While it is not known where they will be in Michigan on their next emergence, they were earlier seen in Washtenaw, Livingston, Genesee, Lenawee, Oakland, Branch, and St. Joseph counties.

The annuals emerge in late summer. The dog-day cicada is the most common among them. They sing for a month or two before dying. Approximately eleven cicada species are found in the state. The bugs are known for their loud buzzing sounds, which are their mating calls.

Types of Cicadas in Michigan

  • Green Winged Cicada
  • Pharaoh Cicada
  • Canadian Cicada
  • Say’s Cicada
  • Northern Dusk-Singing Cicada
  • Dog-Day Cicada
  • Swamp Cicada
  • Linne’s Cicada
  • Lyric Cicada
  • Scissor(S) Grinder
  • Walker’s Cicada