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March 21, 2020

Lyristes plebejus photos by Iván Jesús Torresano García, part 1

Filed under: Ivan Garcia | Lyristes | Molting | Spain | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | 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: Molting | Photos & Illustrations | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) — 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.

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

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: Gerry Bunker | Molting | Neotibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | 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.

Molting Neotibicen cicada photos by Roy Troutman

Molting Neotibicen cicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Probably Ohio. Looks like a Neotibicen tibicen tibicen.

March 2, 2020

Male Neotibicen tibicen molting

Filed under: Molting | Neotibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) — Tags: , — Dan @ 7:39 pm

Male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen molting. Other names for this cicada include: Morning Cicada, Swamp Cicada and formerly Tibicen chloromera or chloromerus.

Click each image for larger images:

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

February 29, 2020

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald

Filed under: Japan | Molting | Photos & Illustrations | Teneral — Dan @ 8:25 am

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

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