Brood VIII is one of the smaller 17-year broods and is found mainly in the West Virginia panhandle and areas nearby. This brood includes the species Magicicada cassini, Magicicada septendecim, and Magicicada septendecula.
In the map below, cicada symbols are verified presence records and red crosses are verified absence records in our database as of January 2024. Gold symbols are from Simon (1988); smaller symbols are records with a lower degree of certainty and black crosses represent records that are considered spurious. Blue symbols are from Marlatt (1923); smaller symbols are records with a lower degree of certainty and question marks represent records that are considered spurious. Symbols are in layered in the order Database, Simon, Marlatt, and symbols in the upper layers may obscure symbols in lower layers. Some absence records in the database are not shown for clarity. This map may not be reproduced without written permission.