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December 31, 2001

Cicada Comments from December 2001

Filed under: Mail, Comments & Social — Dan @ 9:43 am

RE: IDs of Bolivian and Panamanian Cicadas

Date: Saturday, Dec/29/2001

Message: Sorry, I forgot my email address to contact me regarding IDs of the cicadas from Panama and Bolivia. If you are interested in receiving files with pictures of the cicadas, email me at: timjcathym [AT] aol.com — Tim McNary, Ft. Collins, CO, USA

Need help with IDs of Bolivian and Panamanian Cicada

Date: Saturday, Dec/29/2001

Message: I have quite a number of cicada species in my collection from Panama and Bolivia, which I can not identify. If anyone is familiar with the cicada fauna of these region, I can send you e-photos to look at. Even getting them to genera would be very helpful. Thanks — Tim McNary, Ft. Collins, CO

Australia

Date: Wednesday, Dec/26/2001

Message: Cicadas always do what’s normal — for them at least. My best advice is to grin and bear it, or get some insect netting for your veranda. — Dan, Frozen New Jersey

Happy New Years, and Replies

Date: Wednesday, Dec/26/2001

Message: Tracy (8/22), there are pictures of burrows in the Galleries. Charles (8/24), sounds more like a Hollywood movie than a cicada emergence. Better call Ghost Busters or the Men In Black. Leigh (8/31), sounds like a Tibicen chloromera. Stelcha (9/2), cicadas blend well with the color and texture of a tree – they also might be sitting on top of a branch where you can’t see them. Robert (9/7), you’ve spotted a different Genus of cicada, which is why you didn’t see it on the maps we refer to. Most of the maps we refer to on the site are for Magicicada only. Vivian (9/10), cicadas don’t sting, but they do make sounds day and night. The sound they make differs with temperature, which is why you don’t think you hear them at night, but you do, you just think they’re crickets. TomBrooklyn (10/17), cicadas might not live in the BK, but they do live up in the mountains, which is why you didn’t see them. Dave (11/5) you found a Tibicen (the genus), but I’m not sure which species of Tibicen you’ve found. — Dan, Frozen New Jersey

Noise

Date: Saturday, Dec/22/2001

Message: These cicadas are driving me crazy and have been since early December. How long beofre they quit? In 1998 they went on for about four weeks then tailed off. Is this normal. 1999/2000 and 2000/2001 reasonable. Using ear plugs to keep sane. — jean langhorn, Nr. Coffs Harbour NSW Australia

To Rosalie

Date: Saturday, Dec/15/2001

Message: I wish I had your problem. It is now winter in my area, and the sweet song of the cicada is not heard in the land. I would love it if you could catch some for me. Australia has some of the most beautiful cicadas in the world. Other than the infernal racket, they are harmless. They don’t bite or sting and they make (music?) Write me at johnne [AT] netjava.com.Wes Phillips — Wes Phillips, Fritch, Texas

Plagued By Cicadas

Date: Saturday, Dec/15/2001

Message: Help please!! I need to know how long they last or something? I can’t go out of my front door at night. there is literally thousands of them, black, green, orange I think, flying around and sitting all over my front lawn, varandah, walls, and walkways. I can’t stand the noise but that’s nothing compared to feeling like a prisoner at night. I’ve never seen anything like it. this time last year this was not a problem at all. so what is happening? and will they go really soon or will they last all summer like this? i couldn’t stand it if they did. honestly you wouldn’t believe it. any advice would be appreciated. Rosalie :) — Rosalie, The Hunter, NSW, Australia

TURN DOWN THE VOLUME

Date: Monday, Dec/10/2001

Message: THE CIDADAS NOISE IS ALSO DRIVING ME NUTS, WISH SOMEONE COULD COME UP WITH A REMOTE CONTROL TO TURN THERE VOLUME DOWN. THEY CARRY ON FROM 5AM UNTIL 7PM EVERY DAY. THEN AT NIGHT IF WE SIT ON OUR VERANDAH THEY DIVE BOMB US. WE HAVE TO TURN THE LIGHTS OFF TO KEEP THE NUMBERS DOWN. — Denise, Darwin NT Australia

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