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July 27, 2005

Tibicen fungi blues

Filed under: Cicada Anatomy,Tibicen — Dan @ 3:44 am

Tibicen fungi. Here’s a nice photo of a Tibicen cicada infected with fungi. Yuck! Thanks to Matt for the photo.


  1. LisaRenee says:

    I’m interested in where and when you found the fungal infected Tibicen pictured above. What do you know about this fungual? Was it identified? Any info you have is greatly accepted as NEAT. Thanks.

  2. David Marshall says:

    Hi Dan and Matt –

    I would be interested to know where that infected Tibicen came from and which species it is. Although for all I know it may not be uncommon, I have not seen a fungus-infected Tibicen before and we’re interested in learning about how the different fungal species affect their “hosts”.

    Dave Marshall
    University of Connecticut

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