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May 24, 2010

Diceroprocta olympusa calling

Filed under: Diceroprocta,Joe Green,Video — Tags: — 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

D. olympusa cicada stops when approached in Lehigh by Joe Green.

D. olympusa starting call by Joe Green

D. olympusa starting call by Joe Green.

D. olympusa chorus from cage by Joe Green

D. olympusa chorus from cage by Joe Green.

D. olympusa pre ticks before calling by Joe Green

D. olympusa pre ticks before calling by Joe Green.

April 29, 2010

First Neocicada hieroglyphica of the Season in Florida

Filed under: Joe Green,Neocicada,Video — Tags: — 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

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.

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

T. resonans alarm call by Joe Green.

T. resonans alarm call by Joe Green.

T. resonans alarm by Joe Green.

T. resonans calling by Joe Green.

T. resonans calling by Joe Green.

T. resonans calling in Desoto Co. by Joe Green.

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,Joe Green,Video — by @ 3:15 pm

D. olympusa alarm call by Joe Green

D. olympusa alarm call by Joe Green.

D. olympusa cicada alarm call by Joe Green

D. olympusa cicada alarm call by Joe Green.

New Cicada Videos from Joe Green

Filed under: Joe Green,Neocicada,Sounds,Video — Tags: — 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.

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 — 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

July 2, 2008

Video of a N. hieroglyphica pre-call

Filed under: Joe Green,Neocicada,Sounds,Video — Tags: — by @ 10:37 pm

Listen to this video of a Neocicada hieroglyphica pre-call by Joe Green.

N. hieroglyphica pre-call by Joe Green.

July 1, 2008

Video of M. septendecim calling

Filed under: Joe Green,Magicicada,Sounds,Video — Tags: — by @ 10:28 pm

Listen to these videos of Magicicada septendecim calling by Joe Green.

M. septendecim calling by Joe Green

M. septendecim calling by Joe Green.

M. septendecim calling by Joe Green

M. septendecim calling by Joe Green.

Videos of M. septendecula calling

Filed under: Joe Green,Magicicada,Sounds,Video — Tags: — by @ 10:25 pm

Listen to these videos of Magicicada septendecula calling by Joe Green.

M. septendecula calling by Joe Green

M. septendecula calling by Joe Green.

M. septendecula calls by Joe Green

M. septendecula calls by Joe Green.

M. septendecula calling with hum of cicadas in the background by Joe Green

M. septendecula calling with hum of cicadas in the background by Joe Green.

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