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Stranger for 2018 - Magicicada

Stranger for 2018 - Magicicada
Balaban backyard, Skokie, Cook County, Illinois, USA
May 25, 2018
We were surprised to see this guy this year. We were expecting them in 2024. We disturbed the area to put in a garage, so maybe that's what got it out of sync?

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Stranger for 2018 - Magicicada Stranger for 2018 - Magicicada

We are expecting our return in 2024
We had them in 1990 and 2007, Brood XIII. It was interesting that we had a rather nice turnout, though spotty, in 2020. Don't know if some of the seventeens decided to be thirteens or what? See The Early Birder for example

But didn't understand this 2018 one. Just assumed we messed up the timing by digging a foundation for the new garage. Maybe cut off the roots he was feeding on?

 
Maybe.
It's the right time of year, so maybe removing the roots offset its clock.

Wow, this is a great record!
Wow, this is a great record! The only Magicicada brood in 2018 was VII, which only had M. septendecim, but was restricted to New York. This is very far away, so it must be a random straggler from one of the nearby broods! Super cool.

Moved
Moved from Cicadas.

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