Lyristes plebejus is a cicada found in most of Europe and middle-eastern Asia. There is an ongoing debate over its genus. Some say Lyristes, and some say Tibicen. I don’t have an opinion on the matter, but most folks in Europe say Lyristes plebejus, so I’m leading with that name.
Photo of an adult Lyristes plebejus by Iván Jesus Torresano García:
Photo of a molting Lyristes plebejus by Iván Jesus Torresano García:
Genus: Lyristes or Tibicen
Species: Lyristes plebejus (Scopoli 1763) or Tibicen plebejus (Scopoli 1763)
For more photos of this cicada, visit this gallery of photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García.
For more information about this cicada, visit SONGS OF EUROPEAN SINGING CICADAS.
Cicada orni is a cicada found in many European & Asian countries, including Spain, Turkey, Albania, Austria, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, France, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Romania, Switzerland, and Yugoslavia.
Photo by Iván Jesus Torresano García taken in Spain.
Species: Cicada orni Linnaeus, 1758
For more information about this cicada visit SONGS OF EUROPEAN SINGING CICADAS.
Iván Jesús Torresano García send us a dozens of cicada photos from Spain, where he resides. According to Iván June is a peak time for cicadas in Spain. Cicadas common to the area are: Cicada orni, Lyristes (old Tibicen) plebejus, Tettigetta argentata, Hilapura varipes, Euryphara contentei (miniature), Tibicina tomentosa, and finally the brownish “Barbara Lusitanica Cicada”.
Here are some of these cicadas captured by Iván.
Cicada orni is one of the most common cicadas in Spain and all of Europe. The are incredibly well camouflaged.
For more information of the cicadas of Spain, visit Songs of European Singing Cicadas.
Two new cicada photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García from Spain:
We have a new gallery, our first from Spain. Tibicen plebejus by Iván Jesus Torresano García. 51 photos in all.
Here’s a sample:
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