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March 28, 2020

2018 Megatibicen auletes hunt

Filed under: Elias Bonaros,Megatibicen — Tags: — Dan @ 8:14 am

Each year I go to Manchester, NJ to look for Megatibicen auletes aka Northern Dusk-Singing Cicadas. There are auletes in my zipcode, but they’re easier to find in the southern-half of New Jersey. The location is a favorite of Elias Bonaros’, and more times than not we sync-up and go auletes hunting as a team. Good times.

Two auletes are better than one:

M. auletes nymph:

M. auletes exit hole:
Neotibicen auletes exit hole

Megatibicen auletes in Manchester NJ:
Megatibicen auletes in Manchester NJ

Megatibicen auletes exuvia in Manchester NJ:
Megatibicen auletes exuvia in Manchester NJ

Megatibicen auletes climbing tree:
Megatibicen auletes climbing tree

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

Photos of Brood XXII in Ohio and Kentucky by Roy Troutman

Filed under: Brood XXII,Magicicada,Roy Troutman — Tags: , — Dan @ 5:45 am

Photos of Brood XXII in Ohio and Kentucky by Roy Troutman.

Brood XXII is a brood of 13-year Magicicada. It emerges in a small area of Ohio & Kentucky, as well as Louisiana and Mississippi. It last emerged in 2014, and will emerge again in 2027.

Roy traveled around Ohio and Kentucky mapping locations were Magicicada were present. The result is the paper:
Kritsky, Gene & Troutman, Roy. (2014). The 2014 emergence of a previously unrecognized 13-year brood of periodical cicadas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky.

The photos are BIG. Click/tap the thumbnails below for larger versions.

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

Roy Troutman’s Brood XIV photos, part 4

Filed under: Brood XIV,Magicicada,Roy Troutman — Dan @ 3:10 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 3.

These images are BIG so click the thumbnail to see the full-size image.

Samuel Orr filing in Roy's parent's backyard

Samuel Orr filing in Roy’s parent’s backyard

Gene Kritsky putting thermometer in the ground

Gene Kritsky putting thermometer in the ground

Gene Kritsky making a hole for a cicada thermometer

Gene Kritsky making a hole for a cicada thermometer

Cicada thermometer flag

Cicada thermometer flag

Magicicada with blue and red eyes

Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV

Magicicada with blue and red eyes

Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV

Magicicada with blue and red eyes

Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV

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