Cicada Mania

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April 4, 2020

Photos of teneral Megatibicen dorsatus by Greg Holmes

Megatibicen dorsatus is arguably the most beautiful cicada in the United States. Even it its teneral (meaning soft) form right after molting, in is visually impressive.

These three photos were taken by Greg Holmes of a Megatibicen dorsatus in its post-molting, teneral state.

M. dorsatus; teneral; copyright Greg Holmes

M. dorsatus; teneral; copyright Greg Holmes

M. dorsatus; teneral; copyright Greg Holmes

March 29, 2020

White eyes – Brood II Magicicada from Metuchen, New Jersey (2013)

Filed under: Brood II | Eye Color | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 9:38 am

These are photos of a Magicicada septendecim with yellow-white eyes, which is rare, but you can usually find one or two if you spend enough time looking for them. The photos were taken during the 2013 Brood II emergence in Metuchen, NJ.

Yellow-White Eyed Male Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ

Yellow-White eyed Male Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ 2

White eyed male Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ

White eyed male Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ 2

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, 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 26, 2020

Roy Troutman’s Brood XIV photos, part 3

Filed under: Brood XIV | Eye Color | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 8:10 pm

Brood XIV (14) Magicicada emerged in the greater Cincinnati area in 2008. Roy Troutman took many photos, and I’ll feature them in a series of galleries.

Skip to Part 1, Part 2 or Part 4.

Molting Magicicada:
Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada nymph:
Magicicada nymph. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Filming Magicicada:
Filming Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with unusual eye colors:
Magicicada with unusual eye colors. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Filming Magicicada:
Filming Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with unusual eye colors:
Magicicada with unusual eye colors. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Gene Kritsky:
Gene Kritsky. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Gene’s Cicada Thermometer:
Gene Kristsky's Cicada Thermometer

Molting Magicicada:
Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Adult Magicicada:
Adult Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

March 25, 2020

Roy Troutman’s Cicada Photos from the 1980s

Filed under: Nymphs | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 6:06 pm

Roy Troutman has been a cicada fan since he was a kid. Here’s some of his cicada photos from the 1980s:

1980: Neotibicen nymph.
Tibicen Nymph. 1980. Roy Troutman.

1981. Tibicen exuvia (skins).
1981. Tibicen exuvia. Roy Troutman.

1982. Roy and a Neotibicen.
Roy and a Neotibicen. 1982.

1983. Immature Magicicadas.
1983 immature Magicicada nymphs. Roy Troutman.

1983. Immature Magicicada.
1983 Immature Magicicada. Roy Troutman.

March 19, 2020

White-eyed cicada found by Chris Lowry in Nashville, TN

Filed under: Brood XIX | Eye Color | Magicicada — Dan @ 6:43 pm

White-eyed cicada found by Chris Lowry in Nashville, TN. Brood XIX. 2011.

White-eyed cicada found by Chris Lowry in Nashville, TN. Brood XIX. 2011.

White-eyed cicada found by Chris Lowry in Nashville, TN. Brood XIX. 2011.

White-eyed cicada found by Nathan Voss of Spring Hill, TN

Filed under: Brood XIX | Eye Color | Megatibicen — Dan @ 6:41 pm

White-eyed cicada found by Nathan Voss of Spring Hill, TN. Brood XIX. 2011.

White-eyed cicada found by Nathan Voss of Spring Hill, TN. Brood XIX. 2011.

White-eyed cicada from Paul Stuve found in Columbia, MO

Filed under: Brood XIX | Eye Color | Magicicada — Dan @ 6:40 pm

White-eyed cicada from Paul Stuve found in Columbia, MO. Brood XIX. 2011.

White-eyed cicada from Paul Stuve found in Columbia, MO. Brood XIX. 2011.

White-eyed Magicicada found by Jack Willey of Nashville, TV

Filed under: Brood XIX | Eye Color | Megatibicen — Dan @ 6:37 pm

White-eyed Magicicada found by Jack Willey of Nashville, TV. 2011. Brood XIX.

White-eyed Magicicada found by Jack Willey of Nashville TV

White-eyed Magicicada found by Jack Willey of Nashville TV

White-Eyed Magicicada found by Phyllis Rice of Poplar Bluff, MO

Filed under: Brood XIX | Eye Color | Magicicada — Dan @ 6:34 pm

White-Eyed Magicicada found by Phyllis Rice of Poplar Bluff, MO. Brood XIX. 2011.

White-Eyed Magicicada found by Phyllis Rice of Poplar Bluff, MO. Brood XIX. 2011.

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