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May 12, 2018

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.

August 3, 2014

Iván Jesús Torresano García’s Cicadas of Spain

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”.

Four cicadas from Spain

Here are some of these cicadas captured by Iván.

Cicada orni:

Cicada orni is one of the most common cicadas in Spain and all of Europe. The are incredibly well camouflaged.

Tettigettalna argentata:

Hilaphura varipes:

Euryphara contentei:

For more information of the cicadas of Spain, visit Songs of European Singing Cicadas.

October 6, 2007

New photos from Iván Jesus Torresano García

Filed under: Iván Jesús Torresano García,Spain — Dan @ 8:46 am

Two new cicada photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García from Spain:

Cicada

Cicada

August 12, 2007

More cicadas from Spain

Filed under: Iván Jesús Torresano García,Lyristes,Spain — Dan @ 2:38 pm

Iván Jesus Torresano García sent us another 44 photos of Tibicen plebejus aka Lyristes plebejus, and several YouTube videos.


Cicada from Spain

Some YouTube videos:

Momento en el que finaliza de emerger Cicada 27/June/2007.

Tibicen plebejus recién cogida del parque Forestal Entrevías:

Tibicen plebejus recogida del parque.Emergiendo.27/June/2007

Lyristes plebejus or Tibicen plebejus?Emerging 27/June/2007.

Here’s a cicada news cast from Spain:

July 29, 2007

Cicada from Spain

Filed under: Iván Jesús Torresano García,Lyristes,Spain — Dan @ 3:07 pm

We have a new gallery, our first from Spain. Tibicen plebejus by Iván Jesus Torresano García. 51 photos in all.

Here’s a sample:

Cicada from Spain