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September 2, 2010

Guess the cicada song

Filed under: Sounds — Dan @ 4:07 pm

Ricky B sent us this sound file of a cicada that he recorded in August of 2010 in Chicago:

Cicada MP3 (735 KB file size).

Can you guess which species it is?

Hint: try sites like Insect Singers and Songs of Insects sites for ideas.

August 11, 2010

Cool new cicada website: Insect Singers

Filed under: David Marshall,Kathy Hill,Sounds — Dan @ 3:29 pm

Hey,

If you’re interested in North American cicada species, and you’re looking for sound files of those cicada’s songs, check out Insect Singers, a new website from cicada researchers David Marshall and Kathy Hill. It has dozens of audio samples. Awesome!

Insect Singers

May 11, 2010

Magicicada tredecassini audio from Charlotte, North Carolina

Filed under: Brood XIX,Magicicada,Periodical,Sounds,Video — Tags: — Dan @ 4:36 pm

Update: Brood XIX straggler photos by Lenny Lampel.

Here’s a treat. Lenny Lampel, Natural Resources Coordinator for Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Conservation Science Office in Charlotte, NC, uploaded these videos that feature the calls of Magicicada tredecassini to YouTube.

Magicicada tredecassini chorus:

A small chorus of one year early Magicicada tredecassini stragglers of Brood XIX calling from the Lower McAlpine Greenway in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 10, 2010.

Magicicada tredecassini calls :

One year early Magicicada tredecassini stragglers of Brood XIX calling from the Lower McAlpine Greenway in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 10, 2010.

January 16, 2010

Tibicen resonans calls

Filed under: Joe Green,Sounds,Tibicen,Video — Tags: — Dan @ 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

New Cicada Videos from Joe Green

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

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