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July 9, 2007

Eggs!

Filed under: Eggs | Magicicada | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 6:16 pm

Here’s a picture of Magicicada eggs from Roy Troutman. They’re about 3-4mm long. Very tiny.

Cicada Eggs

June 27, 2007

The final winner in the blue eyed cicada contest

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color — Dan @ 5:18 pm

Michael Jimms sent us this photo of a blue eyed Magicicada:

blue eyed cicada

Michael won the last button in the blue/white/gray eyed cicada category.

Congratulations to all the winners. There are still prizes left in the contest: for Multi Colored Eyed cicadas, and for an emerging nymph with white eyes. Good luck.

June 25, 2007

2 more cicada contest winners

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color — Dan @ 3:54 pm

A creamy white eyed cicada from Morton Grove by Judy Thorpe:

White eyed cicada

And…

A true-blue eyed cicada from Western Springs by Matt Weiss:

Blue eyed cicada

June 21, 2007

Another Blue/White Eye Contest Winner

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color | Magicicada — Dan @ 6:35 am

Here’s a white eyed cicada from Grayson Martin.

White Eyed cicada

June 19, 2007

More Blue Eyed Cicada Contest Winners

Filed under: Brood XIII | Elias Bonaros | Eye Color | Magicicada — Dan @ 4:21 pm

This entry was submitted by Elias Bonaros and Barbara Rzeszutek, taken in Deerfield, IL:

Elias Bonaros and Barbara Rzeszutek, taken in Deerfield, IL

This entry was submitted by Chris Owen, taken at Lemon Lake County Park in Cedar lake, IN:

blue eyed cicadas

June 15, 2007

Exuvia mania

Filed under: Brood XIII | Exuvia | Magicicada — Dan @ 9:56 pm

Joe Balynas sent us this picture of a mass of cicada exuvia (aka shells, skins, crisps). Make sure you click the image for the awesome larger version.

exuvia

See all Joe’s Magicicada photos.

June 12, 2007

3 Contest Winners

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color | Magicicada — Dan @ 8:45 am

Here’s 3 Cicada Contest winners.

Jen Swofford in Highland Park, IL:
blue eyed cicada

Mark Muto in North Riverside, IL:

Mark Muto in  North Riverside, IL

Sonja Kassebaum of Gurnee, IL:

Sonja Kassebaum of Gurnee, IL

yellow, red, orange

Blue Eyed Magicicada from Villa Park IL

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 8:13 am

Paula King’s son found this cicada in Villa Park, IL. In the picture they eyes are white, but Paula observed that the eye color would actually vacillate between blue and white over the course of time. That’s an important observation.

Paula King, Blue Eyed Cicada

Here’s another picture from Paula of a cicada with mustard colored eyes:

Paula King. Yellow eyed cicada.

Blue Eyed Magicicada from Downers Grove, IL

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 8:10 am

This photos of a blue-eyed Magicicada was taken by Maria Wagner in Downers Grove, IL.

Blue Eyed Cicada

June 9, 2007

Gray Eyed Cicada

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color — Dan @ 5:50 am

Here’s a great photo of a gray eyed cicada found in Glenview, IL by Matt Bergquist and photographed by James Planey.

gray eyed Magicicada

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