Cicada Mania

Dedicated to cicadas, the most amazing insects in the world.

July 30, 2007

Guess the cicada

Filed under: Identify | Okanagana | Proto-periodical — Dan @ 8:53 pm

From Phoebe:

July 29, 2007

Cicada from Spain

Filed under: Iván GarcĂ­a | Lyristes | Spain — Dan @ 3:07 pm

We have a new gallery, our first from Spain. Tibicen plebejus by Iván Jesus Torresano García. 51 photos in all.

Here’s a sample:

Cicada from Spain

July 25, 2007

Did someone say more Cicadetta calliope?

Filed under: Cicadettana | Paul Krombholz — Tags: — Dan @ 4:38 am

Here’s two more Cicadetta calliope photographed by Paul. Note the different eye colors.

Cicadetta calliope

Cicadetta calliope

C. calliope is found in: AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NE, NC, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA.

July 24, 2007

Cicadetta calliope

Filed under: Cicadettana | Paul Krombholz — Tags: — Dan @ 5:05 am

Here are 2 photos of a Cicadetta calliope (formerly Melampsalta calliope) taken by Paul Krombholz. Paul caught several individuals in late May in a field of mixed grasses and dicot weeds near Jackson, Mississippi. These little cicadas are around 20 mm long from head to wing tips.

Cicadetta calliope

Cicadetta calliope

C. calliope is found in: AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NE, NC, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA.

July 13, 2007

A cautionary tale: Champ the dog

Filed under: Brood XIII — Dan @ 5:41 am

This story has been all over the news, so I’m posting it. Champ the drug sniffing dog nearly chokes to death on 4 cicadas (video report). Don’t let your pets gorge themselves on cicadas. Like anything that’s an inch and a half long or longer, cicadas can become lodged in your pet’s throat, so keep a mindful eye on their insect dining habits.

July 11, 2007

New Adam Fleishman’s Diceroprocta apache gallery

Filed under: Adam Fleishman | Cryptotympanini | Diceroprocta — Tags: — Dan @ 7:30 pm

Enjoy this gallery of Diceroprocta apache photos by Adam Fleishmam from 2007.

Visit Adam’s Photography Website.

Adam Fleishman's Diceroprocta apache

Adam Fleishman's Diceroprocta apache

Adam Fleishman's Diceroprocta apache

Empty nympal skin:
Adam Fleishman's Diceroprocta apache

Jan & Roger’s Brood XIII Magicicada Gallery.

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada — Dan @ 7:24 pm

Here’s our one any only 2007 Brood XIII gallery:

Photos by Jan & Roger. Click for larger versions of the images.

Brood XIII wrap up: a few more photos from Joe Balynas

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada — Dan @ 7:18 pm

Magicicada

Magicicada

View all of Joe Balynas’ Magicicada photos.

July 9, 2007

Eggs!

Filed under: Eggs | Magicicada | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 6:16 pm

Here’s a picture of Magicicada eggs from Roy Troutman. They’re about 3-4mm long. Very tiny.

Cicada Eggs

Brood XIII, rotten but not forgotten

Filed under: Brood XIII — Dan @ 11:07 am

Brood XIII is all but gone in and few select areas (like Westmont IL for instance). Will you miss them? You might find a couple stragglers next year, but you’re going to have to wait until 2024 for the next Brood XIII emergence.

At this point you should start to see flagging from the Brood XIII cicadas: brown, dead leaves where the cicadas laid their eggs.

If you’ve willing to travel, you can see and hear the Brood XIV next year too.

Deanna’s cicada photos on Flickr are a nice representation of the Brood XIII emergence. Check them out whenever you want to reminisce.

More Brood XIII photos to come, and lots of other cicada fun is coming up, so stay tuned!

Update: make sure you check out all the cool images people added to Comments section of the CicadaMania MySpace page.

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