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March 21, 2020

False cicada chimneys

Filed under: Santisuk Vibul | Thailand — Dan @ 3:17 pm

Some photos of False cicada chimneys by Santisuk Vibul. Bangkok, Thailand. 2010.

False Chimney photo by Santisuk Vibul:
False Chimney photo by Santisuk Vibul

Split false chimney photo by Santisuk Vibul:
Split false chimney photo by Santisuk Vibul

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia

Filed under: Dundubia | Dundubiini | Santisuk Vibul | Thailand — Dan @ 3:11 pm

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008 by Santisuk Vibul Click the photos for larger versions Adult male cicada, Genus: Dundubia, Species: unidentified. Photo Taken: 19 March 2008. Adult male cicada, Genus: Dundubia, Species: unidentified. Photo Taken: 19 March 2008. Left tymbal after removing fore-wing, hind-wing and operculum.Note: Photos were taken from the dissected fresh specimen just after dead. Dissection was performed after putting the cicada into 70 percent methyl alcohol for 5 minutes. Left tymbal after removing fore-wing, hind-wing and operculum. Note: Photos were taken from the dissected fresh specimen just after dead. Dissection was performed after putting the cicada into 70 percent methyl alcohol for 5 minutes. The removed tymbal. The removed tymbal. Right operculum has been moved downward to show the right tymbal Right operculum has been moved downward to show the right tymbal. (The same cicada as above)

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

Cicada Photos by Santisuk Vibul from Thailand

Filed under: Santisuk Vibul | Thailand — Dan @ 3:00 pm

This gallery of cicada photos comes from Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

“A cicada immature nymph in the track. I found it when I lifted up a cement plate from the ground near a mango tree.” Cicada chimney. “Cicada chimney. Photo taken while it was freshly built.” Cicada chimney. “A cicada mature nymph is emerging from the nymph skin.” Cicada chimney. “Newly emerged cicada.” Cicada chimney. “Emerging cicada. I caught a mature nymph which just came up from the ground and put it on a leaf for close observation.” Cicada chimney. “Newly emerged cicada. (The same cicada as above)” Cicada chimney. “Adult male cicada. Photo taken: April 15, 2006” Cicada chimney. “Adult female cicada. Photo taken: March 16, 2006” Images Copyright © 2006 Santisuk Vibul

Newly Emerged Cicada on a Tree:
Santisuk Vibul Newly Emerged Cicada on a Tree. Thailand. 2006.

Newly Emerged:
Santisuk Vibul Newly Emerged. Thailand. 2006.

Immature nymph:
Immature nymph. Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

Cicada emerging on tree:
Cicada emerging on tree. Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

Cicada emerging:
Cicada emerging. Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

Cicada chimney:
Cicada chimney. Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

Cicada ventral view:
Cicada, Cicada. Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

Adult Male Cicada:
Adult Male Cicada.Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

Adult Female Cicada:
Adult Female Cicada. Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

February 29, 2020

Adult female cicada, Genus Dundubia, showing Tympanal cover

Filed under: Dundubia | Dundubiini | Santisuk Vibul — Dan @ 4:54 pm

Adult female cicada, Genus Dundubia, showing Tympanal cover. Photo and text by Santisuk Vibul.

Adult female cicadas have perceptive organ ie. Tympana or Ear drums which are mirror-like membranes. The tympana of adult female cicadas are much more smaller than that of the males because they are less developed. The tympana of the female cicadas (shown on the above photo) function as a perceptive organ to percept the calls of the male cicadas from the distance and also function as a shield to protect their tympana like the opercula of the male cicadas.

Adult female cicada, Genus Dundubia, showing Tympanal cover

April 27, 2014

Cicada anatomy photo by Santisuk Vibul. Dundubia sp.

Filed under: Anatomy | Dundubia | Santisuk Vibul | Thailand — Dan @ 8:56 pm

This photo points out the Tymbal (the organ that makes the cicada’s signature sound), the Tympanum (their hearing organ), the Operculum (which covers the Tympanum), and its wings.

Dundubia

Dundubia

Dundubia

Dundubia

April 20, 2014

Song of a Dundubia sp. cicada recorded by Santisuk Vibul

Filed under: Santisuk Vibul | Sounds | Thailand — Dan @ 8:50 am

Here’s the song of a cicada belonging to the Dundubia genus recorded by Santisuk Vibul in Bangkok, Thailand.

November 6, 2009

New gallery of cicada tunnels from Thailand

Filed under: Chimneys | Santisuk Vibul | Thailand — Dan @ 12:38 pm

Santisuk Vibul sent us 3 photos of cicada tunnels/chimneys from Bangkok Thailand.

cicada tunnel Thailand photo by Santisuk Vibul

cicada tunnel view from top Thailand photo by Santisuk Vibul

immature cicada in tunnel photo by Santisuk Vibul

From Santisuk Vibul: “I found this cicada chimney on the lawn in front of my house on October 22, 2009. In Thailand, this month is late rainy season, there is no heavy rain and there will be no flood in the cicada tunnels, but the cicadas nymphs still build their chimneys. Some authorities said they built chimneys to stay to breathe and prepare themselves for their final molting.”

April 12, 2008

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia, Bangkok, Thailand

Filed under: Dundubia | Santisuk Vibul | Thailand — Dan @ 8:10 am

Santisuk Vibul sent us new photos of the tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia, from Bangkok, Thailand.

Here’s a sample:

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

June 4, 2006

ID this Thailand Cicada!

Filed under: Santisuk Vibul | Thailand — Dan @ 1:12 am

Can you ID this cicada from Bangkok, Thailand? Santisuk Vibul (the photographer) and I would be greatly pleased it your could.

Update: Here’s the ventral view, David:

Cicada, Cicada. Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

Update: More Photos! NEW! Santisuk Vibul’ s Cicada Photos from Bangkok, Thailand.

Thailand Cicada

Some more info:

  • Cicada in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • An annual adult male cicada of unspecified genus and species.
  • Photo taken: April 15, 2006 by Santisuk Vibul, Bangkok, Thailand. (While it was alive)
  • Characteristics: The cicada is brown in color with red eyes and brown wing veins. The total body length is 5 cm including wings. The body only is 3.5 cm and the body width is 1.5 cm.
  • Please notice about a white band on the tail part of the body, it appears in both males and females.
  • The calling songs of the cicada more or less resemble that of T. auletes.