Over on Facebook and Twitter I’ve been doing a “Tibicen of the Day” series of posts, as it is summer in North America, when Tibicen are active.
We’re counting down to end of the Dog Days of Summer when the star Sirius first makes it’s appearance in the pre-dawn sky, which happens around August 11th. Here is a tool to figure out when Sirius will rise in your area. Update! we reached the 11th and we’re going to keep going!
For folks who aren’t on FB or Twitter, here are the Tibicen of the Day so far:
Last post: this is a list of all Tibicen north of Mexico. This is the final Tibicen of the Day post…
August 17: Photos of a Tibicen canicularis. Tiny with brown eyes.
August 16: Tibicen auriferus (Say, 1825) aka the Plains Dog-day Cicada.
August 15: Tibicen resh (Haldeman, 1852) aka the Resh Cicada.
August 15: Tibicen resonans (Walker, 1850) aka Southern Resonant/Great Pine Barrens Cicada.
August 14: Tibicen lyricen engelhardti aka the Dark Lyric Cicada.
August 13: Tibicen figuratus (Walker, 1858) aka the Fall Southeastern Dusk-singing Cicada.
August 12: Tibicen duryi Davis, 1917.
August 11: Tibicen canicularis, the Dog Day cicada.
August 7: Tibicen davisi davisi (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907) aka Davis’ Southeastern Dog-Day Cicada.
August 6: Tibicen dealbatus (Davis, 1915) aka “What’s the deal, with dealbatus”.
August 5: Tibicen dorsatus (Say, 1825) aka Grand Western or Giant Grassland Cicada.
August 4: Tibicen tremulus Cole, 2008 aka Bush Cicada.
August 1: Tibicen pronotalis walkeri Metcalf, 1955 (formerly Tibicen marginalis) aka Walker’s cicada.
July 31: Tibicen latifasciatus (Davis, 1915) aka the Coastal Scissor(s) Grinder Cicada.
July 30: Tibicen pruinosus pruinosus (Say, 1825) aka Scissor(s) Grinder.
July 29: Tibicen winnemanna (Davis, 1912) aka Eastern Scissor(s) Grinder cicada.
July 28: Tibicen linnei (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907) aka Linne’s cicada.
July 28: BONUS! Cicada Killer Wasps.
July 25th: Tibicen tibicen tibicen (Linnaeus, 1758) aka Tibicen chloromera aka the Swamp cicada.
Bonus: a video of a Swamp Cicada calling by Elias Bonaros.
July 24th: Tibicen auletes (Germar, 1834) aka the Northern Dusk Singing Cicada.
July 23rd: Tibicen lyricen lyricen (De Geer, 1773) aka the Lyric Cicada.
Bonus: T. auletes exuvia:
July 22nd: Tibicen superbus (Fitch, 1855) aka the Superb Cicada.