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January 8, 2010

Diceroprocta olympusa (Walker, 1850)

Filed under: Diceroprocta — Tags: — Dan @ 5:11 am

Diceroprocta olympusa aka the Scrub Cicada can be found in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Diceroprocta olympusa

Diceroprocta viridifascia (Walker, 1850)

Filed under: Diceroprocta,Video — Tags: — Dan @ 5:01 am

Diceroprocta viridifascia aka the Salt Marsh Cicada can be found in AL, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

These videos feature the call of the D. viridifascia.

May 27, 2008

New galleries: Neocicada hieroglyphica, Diceroprocta olympusa and Tibicen resonans

Thanks to Cicada Mania friend Joe Green we now have 3 new cicada galleries featuring cicadas we didn’t have before one the site: Neocicada hieroglyphica, Diceroprocta olympusa and Tibicen resonans.

This is a Neocicada hieroglyphica:
Neocicada hieroglyphica by Joe Green, 2007

Hang in there, we’ll be back to the 17 Year Cicadas tomorrow.

July 11, 2007

New Adam Fleishman’s Diceroprocta apache gallery

Filed under: Diceroprocta — Tags: — Dan @ 7:30 pm

Enjoy this gallery of Diceroprocta apache photos by Adam Fleishman.

Diceroprocta apache

May 28, 2007

Diceroprocta vitripennis. out in Mississippi

Filed under: Diceroprocta,Paul Krombholz — Tags: — Dan @ 9:34 am

Here’s a break in the Magicicada mania: a Diceroprocta vitripennis. This photo was taken by Cicada Mania regular Paul Krombholz in Jackson Mississippi just last week. Cicadas like Diceroprocta vitripennis are annual cicadas: they emerge each year in small numbers, and as you can see, they rely on camouflage for survival. Annual cicadas are also quite shy compared to the periodic Magicicadas — they have very different life strategies. American annual cicadas rely on stealth and cunning to survive while searching for a mate. Periodic cicadas rely on the fact that there are so many of them, that some will always survive to carry on the species.

Diceroprocta vitripennisDiceroprocta vitripennis

Notes from Paul:

I am continuing this season to try to get pictures of all the cicadas in the
Jackson, Mississippi area. I just got a female specimen of Diceroprocta
vitripennis. I found it in low vegetation on a sand bar next to the Pearl
River. Thanks to John Davis and the collectors at the Mississippi Museum of
Science for the tip on where to look for them! From head to wing tips, it
is 38 mm, but the wings of this species are longer in relation to body
length than those of Tibicens. Body length of this vitripennis was only
22mm.

More Diceroprocta vitripennis photos from Paul.

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