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About this app

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 2021 emergence with Cicada Safari! Your submitted photos will be used to determine the range of Brood X.
Updated on
Jun 13, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info, and Photos and videos
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
183 reviews
Nathan Hammerstone
May 19, 2021
Useless app, I'm uninstalling this app within only 5 minutes of downloading it. It makes you sign in every time you open it. Then, whatever you try to open in the app, it crashes. Wish I knew where the cicadas were in my area. I'll be in the lookout for a different app, not this one though. I guess some people don't know how to program properly!! 🙄🙄
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A Google user
June 5, 2019
App is a bit clunky but they're working on it (it's a research project and I applaud the effort). App developer is responsive to emails. One potential improvement would be to use EXIF data or photo geotags to place images on the map. Right now it appears they post where uploaded, not where captured. Another idea might be use a heatmap to display sighting frequency and overlay markers at a closer zoom level.
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Mount St. Joseph University
June 12, 2019
Hi Thomas! Thank you for the feedback. This issue should be fixed in the latest version. The location will now be based on where the image was taken. Thank you for reaching out!
Joey Dobson
April 30, 2021
Downloaded it just to see how close the cidada emergence was to my area. Then I tried looking a photos and videos posted by users to familiarize myself with the insects before they emerged where I live. Photos won't load at all. Videos rarely load. And if you scroll down more than 3 pages worth of thumbnails the scroll action becomes choppy to the point of unusability. Not a very optimized app but I guess I shouldn't be too critical based on who made it and why it was made.
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Mount St. Joseph University
May 6, 2021
Thank you so much for your feedback - we believe that these issues have been resolved in the newest version. If still encounter any issues - please reach out to us at cicada.safari@msj.edu for support. Thank you!

What's new

- Support the Option to Delete A Users Account