Cicada Mania

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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

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