Cicadas in Washington

Washington state only has annual cicadas. The most common cicada living here is the orchard cicada. It produces a soft clicking sound, not the loud buzz characteristic of most cicadas. In general, Washington cicadas create much less noise than the periodical broods. Their mating calls sound more like a serenade than a racket. The adults live for just 4-6 weeks.

Types of Cicadas in Washington State

  • Orchard Cicada
  • Mountain Cicada
  • Okanagana canescens
  • Okanagana ferrugomaculata
  • Okanagana fratercula
  • Okanagana gibbera
  • Okanagana lurida
  • Okanagana luteobasalis
  • Okanagana napa
  • Okanagana nigrodorsata
  • Okanagana occidentalis
  • Okanagana oregona
  • Say’s Cicada
  • Okanagana tristis tristis
  • Okanagana utahensis
  • Okanagana vanduzeei
  • Okanagana yakimaensis
  • Putnam’s Cicada