What are Cicadas
Cicadas Described
Annual vs. Periodical
 
Cicada Lifecycle
Nymph and Emergence
Final Molt
Courtship-Lekking
Mating
Egg Laying
Hatching
 
Brood Distribution
Explanation
Interactive Map
 
Credits
 
Preserve Home
Courtship - Lekking

Male cicadas make "songs" to attract females using special structures
called tymbals. Here are the tymbals that vibrate to make the male cicada "sing."

 
 
Listen to the three different types of cicada songs!