Each year I go to Manchester, NJ to look for Megatibicen auletes aka Northern Dusk-Singing Cicadas. There are auletes in my zipcode, but they’re easier to find in the southern-half of New Jersey. The location is a favorite of Elias Bonaros’, and more times than not we sync-up and go auletes hunting as a team. Good times.
Two auletes are better than one:
M. auletes nymph:
M. auletes exit hole:
Megatibicen auletes in Manchester NJ:
Megatibicen auletes exuvia in Manchester NJ:
Megatibicen auletes climbing tree: