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March 21, 2020

Lyristes plebejus photos by Iván Jesús Torresano García, part 1

This series features a molting Lyristes plebejus or Tibicen plebejus depending on who you ask.

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Lyristes plebejus nymph photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Lyristes plebejus photos by Iván Jesús Torresano García, part 4

This series features a molting Lyristes plebejus or Tibicen plebejus depending on who you ask.

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Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Lyristes plebejus photos by Iván Jesús Torresano García, part 5

This series features a Lyristes plebejus or Tibicen plebejus depending on who you ask.

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Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Lyristes plebejus photos by Iván Jesús Torresano García, part 3

Lyristes plebejus photos by Iván Jesús Torresano García. Spain.

Skip to part 1, part 2, part 4, or part 5.

This series features a molting Lyristes plebejus or Tibicen plebejus depending on who you ask.

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

March 17, 2019

Lyristes plebejus or Tibicen plebejus?

Lyristes plebejus is a cicada found in most of Europe and middle-eastern Asia. There is an ongoing debate over its genus. Some say Lyristes, and some say Tibicen. I don’t have an opinion on the matter, but most folks in Europe say Lyristes plebejus, so I’m leading with that name.

Photo of an adult Lyristes plebejus by Iván Jesus Torresano García:
43 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

Photo of a molting Lyristes plebejus by Iván Jesus Torresano García:
Molting

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
SubTribe: Cryptotympanina
Genus: Lyristes or Tibicen
Species: Lyristes plebejus (Scopoli 1763) or Tibicen plebejus (Scopoli 1763)

According to iNaturalist this cicada is around between June and August. Peak in July.

View more photos of this cicada. Most photos by Iván Jesus Torresano GarcĂ­a. There’s nearly 100.

For more information about this cicada, visit SONGS OF EUROPEAN SINGING CICADAS.

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