Cicada Mania

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

March 29, 2020

Brood V Magicicada from Morgantown, WV (2016)

Filed under: Brood V,Magicicada — Dan @ 10:27 am

These are photos of Magicicada from the Brood V emergence in Morgantown, WV in 2016.

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3 Photos from the 2016 Jim Thorpe Magicicada emergence

Filed under: Brood V,Magicicada — Dan @ 8:24 am

3 Photos from the 2016 Jim Thorpe Magicicada emergence. The Magicicada that emerge in Jim Thorpe are all Magicicada septendecim. This mini-brood is part of Brood V.

Jim Thorpe Magicicada septendecim

Jim Thorpe Magicicada septendecim

Jim Thorpe Magicicada septendecim

March 28, 2020

Photos of Brood V cicadas in West Virginia by Matt Berger

Filed under: Brood V,Eye Color,Magicicada,Matt Berger — Tags: — Dan @ 6:23 am

Photos of Brood V Magicicada in West Virginia by Matt Berger, including many examples of Magicicadas with a variety of eye colors (the typical color is red).

Brood V emerged in West Virginia (and Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Long Island, NY) in 2016. It will next emerge in 2033.

These photos are BIG. Click/tap the thumbnail for larger versions.

Matt has contributed photos to cicadamania.com for many years. In 2016 he was a post-grad student at West Virginia University. The lab he was part of produced this paper:
Discovery of psychoactive plant and mushroom alkaloids in ancient fungal cicada pathogens
Greg R. Boyce, Emile Gluck-Thaler, Jason C. Slot, Jason E. Stajich, William J. Davis, Tim Y. James, John R. Cooley, Daniel G. Panaccione, Jørgen Eilenberg, Henrik H. De Fine Licht, Angie M. Macias, Matthew C. Berger, Kristen L. Wickert, Cameron M. Stauder, Ellie J. Spahr, Matthew D. Maust, Amy M. Metheny, Chris Simon, Gene Kritsky, Kathie T. Hodge, Richard A. Humber, Terry Gullion, Dylan P. G. Short, Teiya Kijimoto, Dan Mozgai, Nidia Arguedas, Matt T. Kasson
bioRxiv 375105; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/375105

March 27, 2020

A Brood V Straggler from 2015 taken by Matt Berger

Filed under: Brood V,Magicicada,Matt Berger,Periodical Stragglers — Tags: — Dan @ 4:40 pm

These are photos of a Brood V Magicicada straggler from 2015 taken in West Virginia taken by Matt Berger. This Magicicada septendecim emerged one year early.

The original photos are BIG; click/tap the images to see the large versions.

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 6

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 5

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 3

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 2

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 2

March 18, 2020

Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania Magicicada Emergence Gallery

Filed under: Brood V,Magicicada — Tags: — Dan @ 5:05 pm

Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania Magicicada Emergence Gallery. These images are from 2016. Click/tap the image for a larger version.

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