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March 19, 2020

White Eyed cicada found by Melissa Ham in Nashville, TN

Filed under: Brood XIX | Eye Color | Magicicada — Dan @ 6:29 pm

White Eyed cicada found by Melissa Ham in Nashville TN. Brood XIX. 2011.

White Eyed cicada found by Melissa Ham in Nashville TN

White-eyed cicada from Serena Cochrane of Gerald, MO

Filed under: Brood XIX | Eye Color | Magicicada — Dan @ 6:26 pm

White-eyed cicada from Serena Cochrane of Gerald, MO. Brood XIX. 2011.

White-eyed cicada from Serena Cochrane of Gerald, MO. Brood XIX. 2011.

White-eyed Magicicada from Meagan Lang of Nashville, TN

Filed under: Brood XIX | Eye Color | Magicicada — Dan @ 6:23 pm

White-eyed Magicicada from Meagan Lang of Nashville, TN. Brood XIX. 2011.

White-eyed Magicicada from Meagan Lang of Nashville, TN. Brood XIX. 2011.

White-eyed Magicicada from Meagan Lang of Nashville, TN. Brood XIX. 2011.

White-eyed Magicicada from Meagan Lang of Nashville, TN. Brood XIX. 2011.

White-eyed Magicicada from Meagan Lang of Nashville, TN. Brood XIX. 2011.

White-eyed Magicicada from Meagan Lang of Nashville, TN. Brood XIX. 2011.

White eyed Magicicada from Joey Simmons of Nashville, TN

Filed under: Brood XIX | Eye Color | Magicicada — Dan @ 6:18 pm

White eyed Magicicada from Joey Simmons of Nashville, TN. Brood XIX. 2011.

White eyed Magicicada from Joey Simmons of Nashville, TN. Brood XIX. 2011.

Black-eyed Magicicada by Hester Bass

Filed under: Brood XIX | Eye Color | Magicicada — Dan @ 5:13 pm

Black-eyed Magicicada by Hester Bass. Brood XIX. 2011.

Black-eyed Magicicada by Hester Bass. Brood XIX. 2011.

March 8, 2020

Brood XIII cicada photos by Mark Muto

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color | Magicicada — Tags: — Dan @ 10:04 am

Brood XIII cicada photos by Mark Muto, from 2007. Photos were taken in North Riverside, Illinois.

Magicicada nymph climbing on a tree branch:
Brood XIII cicada photos by Mark Muto, from 2007. Photos were taken in North Riverside, Illinois.

Magicicada septendecim (Pharaoh cicada):
Brood XIII cicada photos by Mark Muto, from 2007. Photos were taken in North Riverside, Illinois.

Two Magicicada, one with blue eyes:
Brood XIII cicada photos by Mark Muto, from 2007. Photos were taken in North Riverside, Illinois.

February 29, 2020

Photos from our 2004 Blue-eyed Magicicada Contest

Filed under: Brood X | Eye Color | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 9:47 am

Photos from our 2004 Brood X Blue-eyed Magicicada Contest.

Contestants won a Cicada Mania button.

Brood X Button

Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Cody:
Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Cody

Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Luke:
Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Luke

Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Mike:
Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Mike:

Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Wade:
Blue-eyed Magicicada photo by Wade:

February 28, 2020

Photos of Magicicada cicadas with white & blue eyes by Roy Troutman

Filed under: Brood X | Eye Color | Magicicada | Periodical | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 4:22 pm

Photos of Magicicada cicadas with white & blue eyes by Roy Troutman from 2004.

Photo of a Magicicada cicada with blue eyes by Roy Troutman.
Photo of a Magicicada cicada with blue eyes by Roy Troutman.

Photo of a Magicicada cicada with blue eyes by Roy Troutman.
Photo of a Magicicada cicada with blue eyes by Roy Troutman.

Photo of a Magicicada cicada with white eyes by Roy Troutman.
Photo of a Magicicada cicada with white eyes by Roy Troutman.

Photo of a Magicicada cicada with white eyes by Roy Troutman.
Photo of a Magicicada cicada with white eyes by Roy Troutman.

July 5, 2015

Did Someone Offer a Reward for White or Blue-eyed Cicadas?

Filed under: Eye Color | FAQs | Magicicada | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 7:58 am

Is it true that someone has offered a reward for a white or blue-eyed Magicicada cicadas?

This was false and an urban legend until in 2008 when Roy Troutman began to offer rewards for living blue-eyed cicadas for scientific research. All cicadas were released, unharmed.

Important: Roy is no longer offering the reward as he has obtained the cicadas needed for his research. So, don’t bug him, unless you want to tell him that his photos and video are awesome.

White or Blue-eyed Magicicadas cicadas are extremely rare, so finding them can be difficult. I usually find one per emergence, and that is after looking at thousands of cicadas.

Speaking of Roy and White-eyed cicadas, here is a video Roy took of a White-eyed cicada:

And here’s a white and orange-eyed cicada photo taken by Roy:

Upclose on Marble eyed 17 year cicada

November 20, 2014

White eyed magicicada by Roy Troutman

Filed under: Eye Color | Magicicada | Periodical | Roy Troutman | Video — Dan @ 7:07 am

Here is a video of a rare white eyed magicicada. This is from a gene mutation that strepps the color from the cicadas eyes & also wings to some extent.

White eyed magicicada from Roy Troutman on Vimeo.

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