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People have been recording periodical cicada emergences for nearly four centuries. These maps have been critical in verifying the cicadas’ long life cycles and the relationships of the broods to each other.

Help us map the 2020 emergence with Cicada Safari! Your submitted photos will be used to determine the range of Brood IX across several states.

What’s New

Version 1.4.7

- Users can now upload videos
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Blammer007 ,

Things to do in the next update and other things

In the the next update, the cicada photos should have the date of the picture when it was taken (not when uploaded). also it says I don’t have geotag when I upload my photo, even though I do, please fix this.

One more thing, what if someone takes a photo of a cicada on vacation and then uploads it at home

jpiski ,

Nice App But More Attention Than Cicadas Deserve

It’s nice, it’s simple to use, and it’s informative. Even though I can’t wait until these buggers go back to where they came from I do admit to being fascinated by them. I tried entering my location from a remote location but the app insisted on using my phone’s location services and wouldn’t let me edit it. I did post a photo from that same location so I hope they use photo data before placing my cicada on the map. Nice that they review things before posting them. One last thing. I have not found a way to contact anyone about the app. That would be a nice feature to add if it doesn’t already exist in the app. Otherwise, thanks to the developers for such a neat and timely app that I can use and also share with my primary school age grandkids.

cava2094 ,

Informative & Unique App

Signed in through my Facebook and had no issues with creating an account ! Super easy to navigate, gives lots of information on the types of cicadas you’ll be seeing and if they’re been spotted in surrounding areas. You can even add pictures and videos of the ones you’ve spotted to see how they compare in different cities. Where I live we don’t get them often so it’s neat to see them being tracked and see where they pop up. Will be interesting to see them once they have their large emergence.

App Privacy

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Chad Montag
31.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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