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August 4, 2023

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – August 4th

Filed under: Exuvia | Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 5:27 pm

My family and I captured and molted over 50 Neotibicen cicadas in 2023. We molt them in butterfly pavilions and then release them the next day. Most are Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Morning cicadas).

Here’s the collection of exuvia (skins) as of August 4th.

August 4th exuvia (small)

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

August 1, 2023

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – August 1st

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations | Teneral — Tags: — Dan @ 6:17 pm

This is the August 1st edition of the Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen.

This cicada has molted and its wings have filled with fluid and are in place, ready to harden. It is a male.
August 1st (small) 1

August 1st (small) 2

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

July 30, 2023

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – July 30th, part 2

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations | Teneral — Tags: — Dan @ 8:44 pm

Enjoy the Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen gallery for July 30th, part 2.

Recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
July 30th (small) 9

Recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
July 30th (small) 10

Recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
July 30th (small) 11

Molting male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
July 30th (small) 12

Recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
July 30th (small) 13

Molting male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
July 30th (small) 14

Recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
July 30th (small) 15

Neotibicen emergence hole. It was a very rainy, mudding year in New Jersey!
July 30th (small)

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – July 30th, part 1

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations | Teneral — Tags: — Dan @ 8:31 pm

Enjoy the Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen gallery for July 30th, part 1.

A recently molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 1

A recently molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 2

A recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 3

A recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 4

A recently molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 5

A recently molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 6

A recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 7

A recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 8

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

July 29, 2023

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – July 29th

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations | Teneral — Tags: — Dan @ 8:30 pm

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen. Peewee the Chihuahua for scale.
PEEWEE

Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada spreading its wings:
July 29th Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (large) 2

A Neotibicen tibicen tibicen getting ready to lean forward, grab its old skin and pull out the rest of its body.
July 29th Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (large) 2

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti alien head

Filed under: Neotibicen — Dan @ 6:37 pm

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti aka Dark Lyric Cicada is a cicada that is distinguisable from the “Lighter” Lyric Cicada (Neotibicen lyricen lyricen) by what I call the “alien head” on its pronotum.

Once you see it, you cannot unsee it:

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti alien head

Quoting from BugGuide:

The dark form, engelhardti, has a more eastern, northern and upland distribution (very common in and along the eastern mountains & associated plateaus/fall-line hills). Perhaps the increased pigment seen in this color form serves a thermoregulatory function associated with cooler temps and greater day-night temp differentials seen in higher altitudes and latitudes.

July 28, 2023

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – July 28th

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 7:05 pm

Adult Neotibicen tibicen tibicen. Chihuahua paw for scale.
Paw Patrol

Adult Neotibicen tibicen tibicen. On a human hand.
July 29th N tt (small)

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

July 27, 2023

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – July 27th

Filed under: Neotibicen | Nymphs | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 5:39 pm

It can be difficult to tell which species of Neotibicen cicada is lurking inside the skin of a nymph. It you look close the hint of blue above the wing bud and green of the legs gives it away… this one turned out to be a Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Nymph (small)

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

July 26, 2023

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – July 26th

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 7:41 pm

A Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada that crawled into spruce tree sap and molted:

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen in Sap (cropped)

I “rescued” the cicada and let it finish hardening in a butterfly pavilion so it didn’t get stuck in the sap.

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

July 24, 2023

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – July 24th

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations | Teneral — Tags: — Dan @ 6:46 am

This is the July 24th edition of the Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (aka Morning or Swamp Cicada) photo series.
Take a look at July 16th edition.

Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen. Note the blue on the wings and green eyes.
July 24th Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (small) 2

Molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen. Note the green eyes and blue on the pronotum!
July 24th Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (small)

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

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