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May 26, 2014

Tibicen superbus videos

Filed under: Tibicen,Video — Tags: — Dan @ 9:40 am

YouTube has lots of videos of cicadas. Here is a playlist of one of the prettiest North American cicadas, Tibicen superbus:

Tibicen superbus, aka the Superb Cicada, can be found in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

June 10, 2012

Various cicada species emerging in the United States

Brood I Magicicada periodical cicadas continue to emerge in VA, WA and TN. Magicicada stragglers belonging to other broods, continue to emerge as well.

Neocicada hieroglyphica are around as well, particularly in Florida [link goes to image].

Neocicada hieroglyphica  adult
Example of a Neocicada hieroglyphica.

Cicadas belonging to the genus Cacama (Cactus Dodgers), including the Cacama valvata are emerging in south-western states like New Mexico and Arizona [link goes to image].

Cacama valvata (female)
Example Cacama valvata.

Cicadas belonging to the genus Tibicen are emerging in warmer areas of the United States. Joe Green found a Tibicen tibicen (possibly Tibicen tibicen australis [see Insect Singers site for song and description]) in Florida. Tibicen superbus [image] are emerging in Southern states as well.

Tibicen superbus
Example of a Tibicen superbus

Cicadas belonging to the genus Platypedia are emerging in Califorina [link goes to image]. See also Hello, my tree is clicking.

Cicadas belonging to the genus Okanagana are emerging in California [link goes to image].

June 20, 2009

Superb Tibicen superbus (formerly T. superba)

Filed under: Roy Troutman,Tibicen — Tags: — Dan @ 11:28 am

Roy Troutman took some excellent Tibicen superbus (formerly T. superba) photos while visiting Texas.

Here’s a preview:

Tibicen superbus (formerly T. superba)

March 2, 2008

New Cicada Photos from Adam Fleishman / ID this cicada

Filed under: Adam Fleishman,Tibicen — Tags: , , — Dan @ 12:35 pm

Here’s some new photos from photographer and cicada enthusiast Adam Fleishman. As always, they’re great photos. If you can help ID the first two photos, we’d appreciate it.

Tibicen dealbatus:

Tibicen

Tibicen dealbatus:

Tibicen

T. dorsatus (formerly T.dorsata):

T. dorsatus (formerly T.dorsata)

T. dorsata

Tibicen superbus (formerly T. superba)

T. superba

Visit Adam’s website Cometmoth Sight and Sound

August 25, 2007

ID the Tibicen

Filed under: Tibicen — Tags: , , — Dan @ 10:18 am

Brian Baldwin sent over some cicada photos for an ID. Here’s my guesses (below). If you have a more accurate guess, post it in the Comments.

T. dorsatus (formerly T. dorsata):

T. dorsatus

At first I thought T. walkeri, but now I’m leaning towards Brain’s guess of T. superbus. This would be the first superbus with a brown mesonotum that I’ve ever seen.:

T. superbus

T. dealbatus (formerly dealbata):

T. dealbatus

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