I spent about 24 hours over the past two weeks cleaning up the naming of cicadas on the site, updating Tibicen names, fixing typos, etc. I ended up with a new site map organized by Genera and species. Now it should be easier to find the cicadas you’re looking for, especially species outside of North America.
November 18, 2009
October 25, 2009
People have asked for “free” cicada images in the past, and many simply “steal” images from this site. I’m providing a selection of cicada images you can embed on your web page, Facebook, twitter, etc. All we ask is that you give credit to
cicadamania.com. The images are released under a “Create Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic” license.
June 1, 2009
Cicada Mania is 13 years old.
In 1996, I started the site to document some Brood II Magicicada photos I took in my back yard and at a friend’s wedding, and the site took off from there.
The site has had 7 different URLs over the years.
In 2004, during the Brood X emergence, the site received 50,000 visitors in a single day and I was interviewed on CNN (Ted Nugent haircut in a ponytail):
2007 and 2008 were great as well. In 2007 I got to meet fellow cicada enthusiasts Roy Troutman, Gene Kritsky, Gerry Bunker and Joe Green, and I was interviewed for a Japanese TV show:
And in 2008 I drove out to Ohio and stayed with Roy Troutman, met Gene Kritsky again, and met John Cooley for the first time.
Here’s the original logo:
It’s been a fun 13 years.
May 3, 2008
Cicada Mania was featured on WTAP’s Surfin’ with Kirk! Watch the video news report. Very Cool!!!
October 20, 2007
Thanks to Roy Troutman for reminding me about my interview which appeared in the Star Ledger recently. It’s about Cicada Mania and blogging in general.