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March 22, 2020

Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García, part 2

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Iván García | Lyristes | Molting | Spain | Tibicen — Tags: , — Dan @ 11:02 am

Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García. Spain.

Tibicen plebejus or Lyristes plebejus, depending on who you ask.

Skip to Part 1, Part 3, or Part 4.

11 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

12 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

14 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

15 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

16 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

17 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

18 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

19 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

20 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

22 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

23 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García, part 1

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Iván García | Lyristes | Molting | Spain | Tibicen — Tags: , — Dan @ 10:57 am

Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García. Spain.

Tibicen plebejus or Lyristes plebejus, depending on who you ask.

Skip to Part 2, Part 3, or Part 4.

01 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

02 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

03 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

04 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

05 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

06 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

07 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

08 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

09 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

10 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

13 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

March 21, 2020

Lyristes plebejus photos by Iván Jesús Torresano García, part 2

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Iván García | Lyristes | Molting | Tibicen | United States — Tags: , — Dan @ 7:53 pm

This series features a molting Lyristes plebejus or Tibicen plebejus depending on who you ask.

Skip to part 1, part 3, part 4, or part 5.

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Lyristes plebejus photos by Iván Jesús Torresano García, part 1

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Iván García | Lyristes | Molting | Spain | Tibicen — Tags: , — Dan @ 7:51 pm

This series features a molting Lyristes plebejus or Tibicen plebejus depending on who you ask.

Skip to part 2, part 3, part 4, or part 5.

Lyristes plebejus nymph photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

March 19, 2020

Molting Magicicada by Kevin Anderson of Oakville Missouri

Filed under: Brood XIX | Magicicada | Molting — Dan @ 5:02 pm

Molting Magicicada by Kevin Anderson of Oakville Missouri. 2011. Brood XIX.

Molting Magicicada by Kevin Anderson of Oakville Missouri.

Molting Magicicada by Kevin Anderson of Oakville Missouri.

Molting Magicicada by Kevin Anderson of Oakville Missouri.

March 13, 2020

Gina Scarborough’s Florida Cicada Photos

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Molting — Dan @ 7:55 pm

This is a series of photos of a cicada molting by Gina Scarborough taken in Florida. It appears to be a Neotibicen sp, and definitely a cicada belonging to the tribe Cryptotympanini.

The pink color is amazing. Click the photos to get to larger versions.

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Nymph

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Splitting the skin

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Head coming through

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Mesonotum is out

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Wings start to expand

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

March 8, 2020

Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes

Filed under: Brood X | Magicicada | Molting | Teneral — Dan @ 9:07 am

Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Recently molted Magicicada, still hanging from its nymphal skin:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Molting Magicicada:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Two adult Magicicada:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Recently molted Magicicada hanging from its nymphal skin:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Molting Magicicada:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Magicicada stuck in its nymphal skin

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada | Molting — Dan @ 8:47 am

Occasionally cicadas get stuck in their nymphal skins (exuvia) during the molting process (ecdysis). The reasons why might be external forces like temperature, rain, wind, interference by other cicadas or other insects like ants, or something wrong with the cicada itself.

This is a photo sent to us by Liz G back in 2007 during Brood XIII from Peoria, Illinois.

Liz G Brood XIII

March 7, 2020

Gerry Bunker’s Neotibicen Gallery

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Gerry Bunker | Molting | Neotibicen | United States — Dan @ 11:50 am

Photos of a molting or molted Neotibicen by Gerry Bunker from 2005.

Teneral Neotibicen photos by Roy Troutman

Two Teneral Neotibicen photos by Roy Troutman. Teneral means soft. These cicadas have recently molted so their bodies are soft. The photos were taken in 2004, probably in Ohio.

This one looks like a Neotibicen tibicen tibicen:

Teneral Neotibicen

This one looks like a Neotibicen linnei or pruinosus.

This one looks like a Neotibicen linnei or pruinosus.

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