Cicadas in South Dakota

In South Dakota, you can hear the droning buzz of the cicadas every summer. There are at least 17 species of the insect living in the state. Their mating calls can be more than 100 decibels loud and can be heard from a distance of about 1.5 miles. The state has only annual cicadas and no periodicals. They live for around 5-6 weeks as adults.

Cicadas in South Dakota (SD)

Types of Cicadas in South Dakota

  • Southern Grass Cicada
  • Plains Cicada
  • Bush Cicada
  • Walker’s Cicada
  • Dog-day Cicada
  • Scissor(s) Grinder
  • Swamp Cicada
  • Okanagana balli
  • Mountain Cicada
  • Canadian Cicada
  • Okanagana hesperia
  • Say’s Cicada
  • Okanagana striatipes
  • Walking Cicada
  • Putnam’s Cicada