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Magicicada periodical cicada Broods.

March 1, 2020

Seagulls and cicadas photo by Sue

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

These images go back to 2007 (Brood XIII).

Sue had noticed that seagulls had taken a liking (maybe an obsession) to cicadas. Look at all those seagulls ready to swoop down (or up) and grab a cicada:

Seagulls waiting to eat cicadas

No seagulls in this photo, just exuvia on a tree:
Magicicada on a tree

I live near the ocean and can testify that seagulls are bold and voracious eaters. They pose a threat to not just cicadas, but also seals and even Jedi:

Vince’s cicada photos from 2004

Filed under: Brood X | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 8:37 am

Vince’s cicada photos from 2004, the year of Brood X.

Most photos on this website are high resolution. These are not, but that is okay with me. I’m just happy that someone took the time to share their enjoyment of cicadas.

Vince’s Magicicada:
Vince's Magicicada

Vince's Magicicada

Vince's Magicicada

Vince's Magicicada

Cicada skin/exuvia:
Cicada skin

Neotibicen tibicen:

Neotibicen tibicen

February 29, 2020

Magicicada skins blanket the ground around the roots of a tree

Filed under: Brood I | Exuvia | John Cooley | Magicicada | Periodical — Dan @ 12:25 pm

Magicicada skins (exuvia) blanket the ground around the roots of a tree. This is a photo of periodical cicada skins taken by John Cooley of Cicadas @ UCONN (formerly Magicicada.org) in Warriors’ Path State Park, TN, in 2012. Brood I.

2012 Tennessee photo by John Cooley

Brood X Magicicada photos by Jim Occi from 2004

Filed under: Brood X | Jim Occi | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 11:08 am

Brood X Magicicada photos by Jim Occi from 2004.

Magicicadas mating:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Jim Occi from 2004

Adult Magicicada
Brood X Magicicada photos by Jim Occi from 2004

Teneral Magicicada
Brood X Magicicada photos by Jim Occi from 2004

Pool filter basket filled with cicadas by Brian Oliva

Filed under: Brood XIV | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 10:53 am

Pool filter basket filled with cicadas by Brian Oliva.
These are Magicicada cicadas from Brood XIV that emerged in 2008.

Pool filter basket filled with cicadas by Brian Oliva  These are Magicicada cicadas from Brood XIV that emerged in 2008

Photos from our 2004 Blue-eyed Magicicada Contest

Filed under: Brood X | Eye Color | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 9:47 am

Photos from our 2004 Brood X Blue-eyed Magicicada Contest.

Contestants won a Cicada Mania button.

Brood X Button

Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Cody:
Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Cody

Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Luke:
Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Luke

Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Mike:
Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Mike:

Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Wade:
Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Wade:

Brood X Magicicada photos by Melanie Chang from 2004

Filed under: Brood X | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 9:08 am

Brood X Magicicada photos by Melanie Chang from 2004. Taken in Burke, VA, June 2004.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Melanie Chang from 2004. Taken in Burke, VA, June 2004.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Melanie Chang from 2004. Taken in Burke, VA, June 2004.

Brood X Magicicada photo by Michael Malsam from 2004

Filed under: Brood X | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 8:01 am

Brood X Magicicada photo by Michael Malsam from 2004. Parts unknown.

Brood X Magicicada photo by Michael Malsam from 2004. Parts unknown.

Brood X Magicicada photos by The McShane Family from 2004

Filed under: Brood X | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 7:58 am

Brood X Magicicada photos by The McShane Family from 2004. Towson, Maryland.

Cicada exuvia on a fence:
Cicada exuvia on a fence

Brood X Magicicada photos by The McShane Family from 2004. Towson, Maryland.

Cicadas on playground equipment:
Brood X Magicicada photos by The McShane Family from 2004. Towson, Maryland.

Brood X Magicicada photos by The McShane Family from 2004. Towson, Maryland.

Cicadas on a tree trunk
Brood X Magicicada photos by The McShane Family from 2004. Towson, Maryland.

Cicada skins/exuvia and dead cicadas at the base of a tree
Brood X Magicicada photos by The McShane Family from 2004. Towson, Maryland.

Cicada on tree bark
Brood X Magicicada photos by The McShane Family from 2004. Towson, Maryland.

Cicada on the ground
Brood X Magicicada photos by The McShane Family from 2004. Towson, Maryland.

Brood X Magicicada photo by Fred Berry from 2004

Filed under: Brood X | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 7:50 am

Brood X Magicicada photo by Fred Berry from 2004. Parts unknown.

Brood X Magicicada photo by Fred Berry from 2004

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