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May 14, 2018

Website highlight: Long Island Cicadas

Filed under: United States,Websites — Dan @ 8:36 pm

Long Island Cicadas is a blog about cicadas created and maintained by artist & photographer Annette DeGiovine.

Annette is a fantastic photographer and citizen scientist.

Long Island Cicadas

Here’s a sample of the articles on the blog.

May 12, 2018

Cicadas of Africa

Filed under: Genera,South Africa — Dan @ 11:45 am

There are far more species in Africa than you’ll find on this page, but this is a start.

Berberigetta

New Cicada: Berberigetta dimelodica

Brevisana

Brevisana brevis, the LOUDEST cicada

Quintila Stål, 1866


Quintilia aurora (Walker, 1850)

Quintilla aurora cicada of the Republic of South Africa

Blog catagories

Cicadas of South America

Filed under: Argentina,Brazil,Costa Rica,Ecuador,Genera,Paraguay — Dan @ 11:42 am

There are far more species in South America than you’ll find on this page, but these are among the most well known.

Carineta Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Carineta diardi
Carineta diardi (Guérin-Menéville, 1829)

Chonosia Distant, 1905

Fidicina Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Fidicina mannifera
Fidicina mannifera (Fabricius, 1803)

Hemisciera Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Majeorona Distant, 1905

Majeorona aper
Majeorona aper (Walker, 1850)

Quesada Distant, 1905

Quesada gigas
Quesada gigas (Olivier, 1790)

Zammara Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Zammara_smaragdina_sm
Zammara smaragdina Walker, 1850

Tettigades Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Blog posts by country:

Links for further research:

If you’re researching Cicadas in the Neotropic ecozone, which is Central and South America, here are some resources that will help you:

1) Follow Andreas Kay’s Flickr feed. He posts many excellent cicada photos from Ecuador. Many cicadas found in Ecuador are not endemic, so the cicadas you see in Andreas’ Flickr feed should be found in adjacent countries.

2) Visit Cigarras do Brasil – Brazilian Cicadas for photos and information about the cicadas of Brazil.

3) Read: Jacobi (1907) “Homoptera Andina”. (Not sure where to find it – maybe eBay).

4) Read: Insecta. Rhynchota. Hemiptera-Homoptera. Volume I (1881-1905) by W. L. Distant and W. W. Fowler. It is available online. Here is a sample from that book:

Insecta. Rhynchota. Hemiptera-Homoptera. Volume I (1881-1905) by W. L. Distant and W. W. Fowler

5) Search for papers written by Allen F. Sanborn. Here is how to search for cicada research papers online.

6) Use ITIS to traverse cicada species names and get listings of papers about the cicada — then search for the cicada names and papers.

5) Many photos and sound files of Paraguayan cicadas.

Thanks again to David Emery!

Click the images for larger versions, the species name and the name of the photographer.

Cicadas of Europe

Filed under: Croatia,England,France,Genera,Slovenia,Spain — Dan @ 11:39 am

Cicada Linnaeus, 1758

Cicada orni in Spain 11
Cicada orni Linnaeus, 1758

Euryphara Horváth, 1912

Euryphara contentei in Spain 02
Euryphara contentei Boulard, 1982

Hilaphura Webb, 1979

Hilaphura varipes in Spain 01
Hilaphura varipes (Waltl, 1837)

Lyristes Horváth, 1926

Freshly emerged Tibicen/Lyristes plebejus
Lyristes plebejus (Scopoli, 1763)

Tettigettalna Puissant, 2010

Tettigettalna argentata
Tettigettalna argentata (Olivier, 1790)

Blog Posts By Country:

Websites Dedicated to the Cicadas of Europe for further research:

  1. Songs of European Singing Cicadas. Many images, sound files and text content.
  2. SONGS OF CICADAS from Slovenia and Istria (Croatia) (arnes.si) Many cicada photos, sound files and about six paragraphs of information about the cicadas of Slovenia and Croatia by Prof.dr. Matija Gogala.
  3. La cigale : un insecte vraiment étonnant ! Lots of text content, photos and video of the cicadas of France.
  4. Species Action Plan: New Forest Cicada (Cicadetta montana) (ukbap.org.uk) A photo and about ten paragraphs of information. England.
  5. Welcome to the New Forest Cicada Project. A site devoted to finding the New Forrest Cicada in England.
  6. Cicadas of Spain. There are a lot of photos and video from Spain on Cicada Mania thanks to Iván Jesús Torresano García.

Click the images for larger versions, the species name and the name of the photographer.

Cicadas of Australia

Filed under: Australia,Genera — Dan @ 11:32 am

Aleeta Moulds, 2003

Michelle Thompson's Floury Baker (Abricta curvicosta)
Aleeta curvicosta aka Floury Baker.

Anapsaltoda Ashton, 1921

Anapsaltoda pulchra (Golden Emperor) from Herberton (Queensland) by David Emery.
Anapsaltoda pulchra aka Golden Emperor

Arunta Distant, 1904

White Drummer cicada (Arunta perulata)
Arunta perulata aka White Drummer.

Chlorocysta

Cyclochila Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae)
Cyclochila australasiae aka Green Grocer.

Cyclochila australasiae come in a variety of colors including green (Green Grocers), yellow (Yellow Mondays), blue (Blue Moons), orange (Masked Devil) and combinations of all those colors.

Cystosoma Westwood, 1842

Cystosoma saundersii (bladder cicada)
Cystosoma saundersii aka Bladder Cicada.

Australian Species

Diemeniana Distant, 1906

Diemeniana euronotiana
Diemeniana euronotiana

Lembeja Distant, 1892

Lembeja paradoxa
Lembeja paradoxa aka Bagpipe cicada.

Macrotristria Stål, 1870

Cherry Nose cicada (Macrotristria angularis)
Macrotristria angularis aka Cherry Nose and Whiskey Drinker cicada.

Pauropsalta Goding & Froggatt, 1904

Psaltoda Stål, 1861

Redeye cicada (Psaltoda moerens)
Psaltoda moerens aka Redeye cicada.

Tettigarcta White, 1845

Thopha Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata)
Thopha colorata aka Orange Drummer.

Double Drummer (Thopha saccata)
Thopha saccata aka Double Drummer.

Blog Category and Posts:

Links for further research:

Australia

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