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February 19, 2009

Cyphonia trifida (Membracidae), Venezuela

Filed under: News — Dan @ 10:23 pm

This is not a cicada, but it looks like one, right? Like a cicada from Mars. This is a Treehopper (Membracidae). They belong to the same Order/Suborder & Infraorder as Cicadas (more info on the Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Membracidae)

November 27, 2008

Tettigades chilensis: one fuzzy cicada

Filed under: News — Dan @ 10:37 pm


Tettigades chilensis, originally uploaded by Juan Emilio –.

Look that this fuzzy cicada I spotted on Flickr. Remarkable Tettigades chilensis.

December 7, 2007

Misc. Cicada Stuff

Filed under: News — Dan @ 11:50 pm

There’s another copy of the Cicada Do Brazil Video on the Metacafe website.

tigerbeatlefreak has photos of Okanagana synodica, Tibicen lyricen, Beameria venosa and other cicadas on Flickr.

August 17, 2007

Collecting and Photographing Cicadas

Filed under: News — Dan @ 12:47 pm

Gerry Bunker has published an online guide to Pinning, Labeling and Preserving Your Cicadas. This is excellent information if you plan to start a collection.

Over the years Roy Troutman has supplied Cicada Mania with many excellent macro photos of cicadas. Fans of macro photography will also appreciate these photos by Todd Quinn, Vic Fazio’s Tibicen dorsatus and my Tibicen tibicen (T. chloromerus, T. chloromera).

And just for the heck of it, here’s a list of insect ID websites:

Bug Guide, Insect Identification, What’s that Bug.

Normally I can get the ID of a cicada fairly quickly, thanks to folks like Gerry and Paul Krombholz. Aside from Locusts, the insect most people confuse with cicadas is the Sphinx Moth.

May 26, 2007

Assorted Cicada Stuff

Filed under: Japan,News — Dan @ 8:45 am

A quick break in the Brood XIII action:

A website about Japanese cicadas (Semi). More websites about Japanese cicada. It’s interesting to see all the different varieties of cicadas that exist around the world.

Many, many photos of Japanese cicadas thanks to Google photo search.

Back issues of the American Entomologist are now freely downloadable.

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