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July 24, 2013

Cicada Summer Fun

Filed under: News — Dan @ 5:06 am

It has been about a month since the last time I saw a Brood II periodical cicada. The Brood II emergence is over, aside from flagging and nymph hatches. That doesn’t mean the cicada fun has to end. Annual species of cicadas are out in the Northern hemisphere. Depending on where you live, you should be able to hear, and if you’re lucky, see annual cicadas.

Tibicen, particularly Tibicen tibicen, the Swamp Cicada, are out in the eastern U.S.

Here’s a cell phone photo of a Tibicen exvuvia (from Middletown, NJ) and a male Tibicen tibicen (found by my sister in Edison, NJ):

Tibicen exuvia

Male Tibicen tibicen

Other species are out as well…

Here’s a Tweet and YouTube video featuring a Diceroprocta apache from Arizona:

Summertime cicadas aren’t limited to North America of course. Here is a video of A rock musician’s folk remedy to make cicadas stop singing in Greece:

If you’re on Twitter, follow @Zi_kade for photos of cicadas from Japan. That is the twitter feed by the guy behind the best website for info about the cicadas of Japan: Cicadae in Japan.

You can also follow @cicadamania, which is the feed for this site.

1 Comment

  1. Alison says:

    I found a tibicen exvuvia today in my pool!

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