In preparation for the new season of cicada hunting, we have been busy improving the algorithm that powers our app, and trying to understand where people have searched for this mysterious insect last year. Two of the things that interest us most are, of course, why have we not found it yet and what can we do next year to maximise our chances.
In this process, the important question is, has every inch of the forest been covered at least once in sunny warm days when cicadas could have been singing?
Not quite, but we are not far. Have a look at this tool that we have designed for you, showing the reports submitted in the 2013 season across the world. Note that you will need a bit of patience for all the data to load, and a powerful computer won't hurt. On a phone it will be very slow, there is a lot of data to process!
Let us know what you think!