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Periodical cicadas in Illinois in 2024. A black cicada with orange wings and red eyes rests on a green leaf
Read article: The cicadas are coming! Periodical cicadas in Illinois in 2024
The cicadas are coming! Periodical cicadas in Illinois in 2024
Can you hear them? Probably not yet, but soon, Illinois will be awash in the songs of periodical cicadas. This year (2024) is a big year for...
small worm feeding on inside of peach fruit
Read article: Plum Curculio Updates: Insights from the orchard
Plum Curculio Updates: Insights from the orchard
Plum curculio has been a growing problem in most peach and apple orchards in Illinois. A small weevil, laying eggs inside the fruit, is quite...
a cicada nymph breaking out of its shell
Read article: Considering eating a periodical cicada?
Considering eating a periodical cicada?
Illinois will experience the co-emergence of two broods of periodical cicadas in 2024, the 13-year Great Southern Brood (XIX) and the 17-year...
Magicicada sp. adult on tall grass Brood X
Read article: Periodical cicadas of brood XIII and brood XIX emerge at same time!
Periodical cicadas of brood XIII and brood XIX emerge at same time!
For the first time in 221 years, periodical cicada brood XIII and brood XIX will emerge at the same time! A periodical cicada emergence can be an...

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