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December 31, 2010

Cicada Alphabet: Q

Filed under: Cicada Alphabet,Quesada — Tags: — Dan @ 10:08 am

Q is for Quesada gigas. The Quesada gigas, aka Giant Cicada, is a giant cicada with giant range, spanning South, Central and North America, reaching as far north as Texas. Read more about the Quesada gigas.

Video of a Quesada gigas song:

December 31, 2009

Paraguayan cicadas

Filed under: Chonosia,Paraguay — Tags: , — Dan @ 1:50 pm

Have you ever wondered what cicadas look like or sound like in Paraguay? The Fauna Paraguayan website has many photos and sound files of Paraguayan cicadas.

Here is a small sample from their website:

Chonosia crassipennis:

Chonosia crassipennis

Quesada gigas:

Quesada gigas 26 dec 07 same as larval case 20d07

October 10, 2009

Interesting Cicada items from Wenilton Luís Daltro

Filed under: Brazil,Cicada Anatomy,Quesada — Tags: — Dan @ 8:01 am

Wenilton Luís Daltro posted some interesting cicada items on the message board, and I wanted to post them on the homepage as well.

Quesada gigas song:

Cicada metamorphosis:

And,

Text PDF about brazilian cicadas, with photos.

July 27, 2006

Giant Cicada returns to central Texas

Filed under: Quesada,Websites — Tags: — Dan @ 5:01 am

The giant cicada, Quesada gigas, has returned to Texas after 50 years!

Here’s a link:

Giant Cicada / Chicharra Grande

Thanks to Roy Troutman and Mike Quinn.

Bonus:

A large photo of the Giant Cicada (Quesada gigas).