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October 18, 2023

Cicadas on leaves & trees – Brood V Magicicada from Morgantown, WV (2016), gallery #2

Filed under: Brood V | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 8:39 pm

This is a gallery of Magicicadas on leaves & trees from West Virginia University’s Core Arboretum from the 2013 Brood V emergence.

Visit Gallery #1 for more photos from Brood V.

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Magicicada septedecula hiding
 Magicicada septedecula hiding

Magicicada septendecim on a leaf
Magicicada septendecim on a leaf

Magicicada with mustard eyes
Magicicada with mustard eyes

Magicicada with pale eyes
Magicicada with pale eyes

Many Exuvia on Oak Leaves
Many Exuvia on Oak Leaves

Red and Orange eyes
Red and Orange eyes

Teneral Magicicada on leaf
Teneral Magicicada on leaf

Three Magicicada
Three Magicicada

Three Magicicada
Three Magicicada

Three Magicicada
Three Magicicada

Under A Leaf
 Under A Leaf

Magicicada on leaves
Magicicada on leaves

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Core Arboretum – Brood V Magicicada from Morgantown, WV (2016), gallery #2

Filed under: Brood V | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 7:59 pm

This is a gallery of Magicicadas taken at West Virginia University’s Core Arboretum from the 2013 Brood V emergence.

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Visit Gallery #1 from more photos From the Core Arboretum, Morgantown, and Brood V.

Magicicada cassini on tree plague:
Magicicada cassini on tree plague

Magicicada exit chimney:
Magicicada exit chimney

Magicicada septendecim abdomen:
Magicicada septendecim abdomen

Magicicada septendecim:
Magicicada septendecim

Magicicada with beige eyes:
Magicicada with beige eyes

Magicicada with damaged wings and beige eyes:
Magicicada with damaged wings and beige eyes

Magicicada with slightly orange markings on abdomen could be ‘decula or cassini:
Magicicada with slightly orange markings on abdomen could be decula or cassini

Magicicada with white eyes:
Magicicada with white eyes

Magicicada with white eyes:
Magicicada with white eyes

Male Magicicada septendecim abdomen:
Male Magicicada septendecim abdomen

Many Magicicada exuvia and corpses:
Many Magicicada exuvia and corpses

Visit Gallery #1 from more photos From the Core Arboretum, Morgantown, and Brood V.

Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania Magicicada Emergence Gallery #2

Filed under: Brood V | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 5:35 pm

Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania Magicicada Emergence Gallery #2.
These images are from 2016, Brood V.
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Many Magicicada on a tree in the shade:
Many Magicicada

Many Magicicada

Many Magicicada

Many Magicicada

Many Magicicada

Ovipositing Magicicada septendecim:
Ovipositing septendecim

Ovipositing septendecim

Two Magicicada septendecim:
Two septendecim

Zombie Cicada. Not Really, just dead:
Zombie Cicada – Not Really just dead

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June 1, 2020

Brood V emerging 4 years late

Filed under: Brood V | Magicicada — Dan @ 10:11 am

Looking at the latest map from Cicada Safari app data, it appears that cicadas from Brood V are emerging 4 years late. 4 year Stragglers! 21-year-old cicadas! Look around Akron, Ohio, eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia.

May 30 map - Now with Brood V

Here’s a link to the Brood V map on Cicadas @ UCONN (formerly Magicicada.org).

For historical purposes, Here’s C. L. Marlatt’s map from 1914:

Marlatt, C.L.. 1914. The periodical cicada in 1914. United States. Bureau of Entomology. Brood Map for Brood V.
Marlatt, C.L.. 1914. The periodical cicada in 1914. United States. Bureau of Entomology

March 29, 2020

Core Arboretum – Brood V Magicicada from Morgantown, WV (2016)

Filed under: Brood V | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 11:02 am

This is a gallery of Magicicadas taken at West Virginia University’s Core Arboretum from the 2013 Brood V emergence.

Click/tap the images for larger versions.

Visit Gallery #2 from more photos From the Core Arboretum, Morgantown, and Brood V.

Magicicada cassini next to camera lens:
Magicicada cassini next to camera lens

Magicicada cassini eggs:
Magicicada cassini eggs

Magicicada adult hanging on leaf:
Magicicada adult hanging on leaf

Female with exposed ovipositor:
Female with exposed ovipositor

Cicada Exit Holes:
Cicada Exit Holes

Female Magicicada septendecula abdomen:
Female Magicicada septendecula abdomen

Female Magicicada septendecula:
Female Magicicada septendecula

Female Magicicada with exposed ovipositor:
Female Magicicada with exposed ovipositor

Cicada Exit Holes:
Cicada Exit Holes

Beige eyed Magicicada:
Beige eyed Magicicada 2

A palmful of exuvia:
A palmful of exuvia

Visit Gallery #2 from more photos From the Core Arboretum, Morgantown, and Brood V.

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Cicadas on leaves & trees – Brood V Magicicada from Morgantown, WV (2016)

Filed under: Brood V | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 10:51 am

This is a gallery of Magicicadas on leaves & trees from West Virginia University’s Core Arboretum from the 2013 Brood V emergence.

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Magicicada head:
Magicicada head

Magicicada exuvia on an oak leaf:
Magicicada exuvia on an oak leaf

Magicicada exuvia on an oak leaf:
Magicicada exuvia on an oak leaf

Magicicada dorsal view:
Magicicada dorsal view

Magicicada cassini in Morgantown VA:
 Magicicada cassini in Morgantown VA

Magicicada adult:
 Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult:
 Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult:
 Magicicada adult

Magicicada adults:
Five Magicicada adults

Cicada Peekaboo:
Cicada Peekaboo scaled

Aggregation of cassini adults on tree trunk:
 Aggregation of cassini adults on tree trunk

Aggregation of cassini adults on tree trunk:
 Aggregation of cassini adults on tree trunk

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Brood V Magicicada from Morgantown, WV (2016)

Filed under: Brood V | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 10:27 am

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

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Magicicada cassini on WVU campus
Magicicada cassini on WVU campus

Magicicada exuvia hanging from leaves
Magicicada exuvia hanging from leaves

Brood V Magicicada nymph
Brood V Magicicada nymph

Brood V Magicicada nymph
Brood V Magicicada nymph
Brood V Magicicada adult

Brood V Magicicada mating
Brood V Magicicada mating

Brood V Magicicada mating
Brood V Magicicada mating

Brood V Magicicada molting
Brood V Magicicada molting

Brood V Magicicada molting
Brood V Magicicada molting

Brood V Magicicada molting
Brood V Magicicada molting

Brood V Magicicada molting
Brood V Magicicada molting

Brood V Magicicada molting
Brood V Magicicada molting

Brood V Magicicada molting
Brood V Magicicada molting

Magicicada with mustard eyes
Magicicada with mustard eyes

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3 Photos from the 2016 Jim Thorpe Magicicada emergence

Filed under: Brood V | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — 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 | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 6:23 am

Photos of Brood V Magicicada in West Virginia by Matt Berger (Instagram), 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.

A Variety of Eye Colors:
A Variety of Eye Colors by Matt Berger

Teneral Periodical Cicada:
Teneral Periodical Cicada by Matt Berger

Teneral Cicada Up Close:
Teneral Cicada Up Close 2 by Matt Berger

Teneral Cicada Up Close:
Teneral Cicada Up Close 2 by Matt Berger

Molting Cicada by Matt Berger:
Molting Cicada 5 by Matt Berger

Molting Cicada by Matt Berger:
Molting Cicada by Matt Berger

Molting Cicada by Matt Berger:
Molting Cicada by Matt Berger

Molting Cicada by Matt Berger:
Molting Cicada by Matt Berger

Molting Cicada by Matt Berger:
Molting Cicada by Matt Berger

Gray Eyed Cicada by Matt Berger:
Gray Eyed Cicada by Matt Berger scaled

Gray Eyed Cicada by Matt Berger:
Gray Eyed Cicada by Matt Berger scaled

Cicada that sclerotized before it got out of its skin:
Cicada that sclerotized before it got out of its skin by Matt Berger

Cicada Fungus Infection by Matt Berger:
Cicada Fungus Infection by Matt Berger

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, Jorgen 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

These are photos of a Brood V Magicicada straggler from 2015 taken in West Virginia taken by Matt Berger (Instagram). 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 1

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 2

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 2

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