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May 24, 2010

Diceroprocta olympusa calling

Filed under: Diceroprocta,Joe Green,Video — by @ 5:48 pm

Joe Green reported that the Diceroprocta olympusa have started calling in Southwest Florida (Lehigh Acres).

Here’s some video featuring their song:

D. olympusa cicada stops when approached in Lehigh by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

April 29, 2010

First Neocicada hieroglyphica of the Season in Florida

Filed under: Joe Green,Neocicada,Video — by @ 4:45 am

Joe Green wrote us to let us know that he heard the first Neocicada hieroglyphica of the year.

Just wanted to let you all know I heard the first male Neocicada hieroglyphica calling from a oak tree today at Chico’s World Headquarters campus here in Fort Myers, Florida. I heard the warm-up pre call at first that lead into to the full blown chorus call for 6 repeated calls before he stopped. It was 2:40 pm EST, in the afternoon with the temperature reaching 80 degrees on this day. I have yet to hear one at Dusk here at the house but I’ll listen from now on with the start of the season here in south Florida and record all my data for this year’s research. I’ll keep in touch with all of you as the year proceeds.

About the Neocicada hieroglyphica:

18 photos of Neocicada hieroglyphica.

Video of a singing Neocicada hieroglyphica:

Neocicada hieroglyphica singing by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Neocicada hieroglyphica

January 16, 2010

Diceroprocta viridifascia (aka Salt Marsh Cicada) calls

Filed under: Diceroprocta,Joe Green,Sounds,Video — Tags: — by @ 3:18 pm

Here’s some D. viridifascia calls recorded by Joe Green. You can hear them, but you won’t see them in the video.

They sound like Maracas to me.

D. viridifascia calling by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

D. viridifascia calling by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

There’s plenty of pictures of D. viridifascia on the Bug Guide website.

Tibicen resonans calls

Filed under: Joe Green,Sounds,Tibicen,Video — Tags: , , — by @ 3:10 pm

Joe Green recently provided Cicada Mania with videos of various cicadas calling, and I posted them on Vimeo.

Here’s a selection of T. resonans calls, including alarm calls:

T. resonans alarm call by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

T. resonans alarm call by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

T. resonans calling by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

T. resonans calling by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Joe’s Tibicen resonans were recorded in Florida. Here is a photo of a T. resonans also by Joe.

January 9, 2010

Diceroprocta alarm call

Filed under: Diceroprocta,Florida,Joe Green,Video — by @ 3:15 pm

D. olympusa alarm call by Joe Green

D. olympusa alarm call by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

D. olympusa alarm call by Joe Green

file (Cicada's 7-07 #1 054)

New Cicada Videos from Joe Green

Filed under: Joe Green,Neocicada,Sounds,Video — by @ 10:58 am

Joe Green sent me a couple of CDs worth of North American cicadas calling and has graciously allowed us to use them for the site. The highlight of these videos is that they feature cicada calls.

I have to add descriptions, and about 50 more videos, but for now check out what’s uploaded so far.

Here’s a sample:

hieroglyphica 6-07 044 from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

January 8, 2010

Diceroprocta viridifascia cicada calling

Filed under: Diceroprocta,Joe Green,Video — by @ 3:20 pm

D. viridifascia cicada calling by Joe Green

D. viridifascia cicada calling by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

D. viridifascia cicada calling on Stringfellow Road, Pine Island by Joe Green

File: Cicada's 7-07 #1 053

December 23, 2009

New photos from Joe Green

Filed under: Joe Green,Neocicada,Tibicen — by @ 6:49 pm

Joe Green mailed us some new cicada photos.

Joe Green's cicada photo

August 9, 2008

Cicada Killer Wasps

Filed under: Cicada Killer Wasps,Joe Green — Tags: , — by @ 11:54 am

Now is the time for big, meaty Tibicen cicadas, and nothing loves Tibicens more than Cicada Killer Wasps. Cicada Killer Wasps are large wasps that use living cicada bodies to nourish their wasp larvae.

People fear these wasps, but they’re not interested in people — only cicadas. They’ll only attack people if people attack them. So keep your distance, but don’t bother to kill them. Respect them, but don’t wreck them.

Prof. Chuck Holiday has the best information about these wasps.

Joe Green sent us this photo of a Cicada Killer Wasp clutching a cicada. See if you can spot the cicada under the wasp.

Cicada Killer Wasp with Cicada in tow by Joe Green

June 28, 2008

Spiders have to eat too!

Filed under: Brood XIV,Joe Green,Video — by @ 12:25 pm

Joe Green sent us this video of a black window spider eating a cicada.

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