Cicadas in Utah

Utah cicadas mainly belong to the genus Okanagana, known for their orange and black colors. They typically have a 2-5-year life cycle that depends on rainfall. The state has around 30 annual cicadas that emerge in late May to early June. The periodical cicadas famous for their massive emergence don’t occur in the state.  

Types of Cicadas in Utah

  • Beameria ansercollis
  • Beameria venosa
  • Common Cactus Dodger
  • Citrus Cicada
  • Hadoa bifida
  • Hadoa duryi
  • Neoplatypedia constricta
  • Mountain Cicada
  • Canadian Cicada
  • Okanagana cruentifera
  • Okanagana formosa
  • Okanagana fumipennis
  • Okanagana gibbera
  • Okanagana hesperia
  • Okanagana luteobasalis
  • Okanagana magnifica
  • Okanagana mariposa mariposa
  • Okanagana occidentalis
  • Say’s Cicada
  • Okanagana rubrovenosa
  • Okanagana schaefferi
  • Okanagana striatipes
  • Okanagana sugdeni
  • Walking Cicada
  • Okanagana tanneri
  • Okanagana utahensis
  • Okanagana vanduzeei
  • Okanagodes gracilis gracilis
  • Platypedia affinis
  • Salmonfly Cicada
  • Platypedia mohavensis mohavensis
  • Platypedia mohavensis rufescens
  • Putnam’s Cicada