Dog-day cicadas in Texas emerge during hot summer days. Some facts about our locust from Armand Bayou Nature Center.

In our region, we don’t have the 13-17 year cicada broods like they have in the eastern parts of the country. We have annual cicadas called dog-day cicadas because they come out during the hot sultry days of summer like June and July. These insects spend 2-4 years in the ground feeding on sap from tree roots, but due to staggering emergence schedules, some of them come out every summer. We also have sightings of lyric cicada(annual), resh cicada (annual) and swamp cicadas(annual). Photos by Stacy Holcomb

Armand Bayou Nature Center