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March 24, 2020

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen with red cruciform elevations

Filed under: Bill Reynolds | Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 8:48 pm

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen with red cruciform elevations from Bill Reynold’s collection.

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (chloromerus) from Bill Reynolds collection. Note the red cruciform elevation.

A pair of Neotibicen pruinosus

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | Richard Newfrock | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 5:25 pm

A pair of Neotibicen pruinosus aka Scissor Grinder from the collection of Richard Newfrock.

Neotibicen pruinosis by Richard Newfrock

March 22, 2020

Les Daniels’ Neotibicen photos, part 3

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Les Daniels | Neotibicen | United States — Dan @ 7:27 pm

These are Neotibicen photos from Les Daniels, author of the cicada book: The Season of the Cicadas. They are from the mid-2000s (maybe earlier). This is part 3.

I’ll leave them unidentified in case you want to guess at their identity in the comments. 🙂

Skip to Part 1 or Part 2.

Teneral Cicada #41
Les Daniels. Teneral Cicada

Teneral Cicada #42
Les Daniels. Teneral Cicada

Teneral Cicada #43
Les Daniels. Teneral Cicada

Adult Cicada #44
Les Daniels. Adult Cicada

2 Cicadas #45
Les Daniels. 2 Cicadas

Adult Cicada #46
Les Daniels. Adult Cicada

2 Cicadas #47
Les Daniels. 2 Cicadas

Adult Cicada #48
Les Daniels. Adult Cicada

2 Cicadas #49
Les Daniels. 2 Cicadas

Adult Cicada #50
Les Daniels. Adult Cicada

Adult Cicada #51
Les Daniels. Adult Cicada

Adult Cicada #52
Les Daniels. Adult Cicada

Adult Cicada #53
Les Daniels. Adult Cicada

Adult Cicada #54
Les Daniels. Adult Cicada

Adult Cicada #55
Les Daniels. Adult Cicada

Adult Cicada #56
Les Daniels. Adult cicada.

Adult Cicada #57
Les Daniels. Adult Cicada

Teneral Cicada #58
Les Daniels. Teneral Cicada

Teneral Cicada #59
Les Daniels. Teneral Cicada

Teneral Cicada #60
Les Daniels. Teneral Cicada

Les Daniels’ Neotibicen photos, part 2

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Les Daniels | Neotibicen | United States — Dan @ 7:17 pm

These are Neotibicen photos from Les Daniels, author of the cicada book: The Season of the Cicadas. They are from the mid-2000s (maybe earlier). This is “Part 2”.

I’ll leave them unidentified in case you want to guess at their identity in the comments. 🙂

Skip to Part 1 or Part 3.

Molting Cicada #21
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #22
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #23
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #24
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #25
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #26
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #27
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #28
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #29
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #30
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #31
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #32
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #33
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #34
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #35
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #36
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Adult Cicada #37
Les Daniels. Adult cicada.

Adult Cicada #38
Les Daniels. Adult cicada.

Adult Cicada #39
Les Daniels. Adult cicada.

Adult Cicada #40
Les Daniels. Adult cicada.

Les Daniels’ Neotibicen photos, part 1

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Les Daniels | Neotibicen | United States — Dan @ 7:06 pm

These are Neotibicen photos from Les Daniels, author of the cicada book: The Season of the Cicadas. They are from the mid-2000s (maybe earlier).

I’ll leave them unidentified in case you want to guess at their identity in the comments. 🙂

Skip to Part 2 or Part 3.

Cicada #1
Les Daniels. Swamp Cicada

Cicada #2
Les Daniels. Swamp Cicada

Cicada #3
Les Daniels. Swamp Cicada

Cicada #4
Les Daniels. Swamp Cicada

Molting Cicada #5
Les Daniels. Molting Cicada.

Molting Cicada #6
Les Daniels. Molting Cicada.

Teneral Cicada #7
Les Daniels. Teneral Cicada

Molting Cicada #8
Les Daniels. Molting Cicada.

Molting Cicada #9
Les Daniels. Molting Cicada.

Exuvia #10
Les Daniels. Exuvia.

Exuvia #11
Les Daniels. Nymph.

Molting Cicada #12
Les Daniels. Molting Cicada.

Cicada #13
Les Daniels. Adult Cicada.

Nymph #14
Les Daniels. Nymph.

Nymph #15
Les Daniels. Nymph.

Nymph #16
Les Daniels. Nymph.

Nymph #17
Les Daniels. Nymph.

Molting Cicada #18
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Molting Cicada #19
Les Daniels. Molting cicada.

Nymph #20
Les Daniels. Nymph.

March 21, 2020

Swamp and Lyric Cicada Compared

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | United States — Tags: , — Dan @ 4:28 pm

These photos compare female Swamp (Neotibicen tibicen tibicen) and Lyric (Neotibicen lyricen lyricen) cicadas. Photos by me (Dan Mozgai).

Ventral view. Females. Neotibicen tibicen tibicen top, Neotibicen lyricen lyricen bottom:
Lyric and Swamp Cicada

Dorsal view. Females. Neotibicen tibicen tibicen top, Neotibicen lyricen lyricen bottom:
Swamp and Lyric Cicada

Female Neotibicen lyricen lyricen:
Lyric cicada

Female Neotibicen tibicen tibicen:
Swamp cicada

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen from Raleigh, NC

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | United States — Dan @ 4:03 pm

A Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Swamp/Morning Cicada) from Raleigh, NC. Caught by Bill Reynolds. Caught by me (Dan Mozgai).

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen Raleigh NC

The next two photos compare the Swamp cicada from Raleigh with another from my collection (from New Jersey) with darker coloring.

Two Swamp Cicadas – dorsal view. Notice the variation in coloring.
Two Swamp Cicadas - dorsal view

Two Swamp Cicadas – ventral view. Note the difference in the shape of the tymbal cover. The one from Raleigh has the pointed tymbal cover.
Two Swamp Cicadas - ventral view

Neotibicen winnemanna from Garner, NC

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 3:54 pm

A Neotibicen winnemanna (Eastern Scissor(s) Grinder) from Garner, NC. Photos by me (Dan Mozgai). Caught by Bill Reynolds.

Neotibicen winnemanna Garner NC #3

Neotibicen winnemanna Garner NC #4

Neotibicen winnemanna Garner NC

Neotibicen winnemanna Garner NC #2

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti from Raleigh, NC

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 3:48 pm

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti (Dark Lyric Cicada) from Raleigh, NC. 2015. Photos by me (Dan Mozgai). Caught by Bill Reynolds.

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti Raleigh NC #3

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti Raleigh NC #4

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti Raleigh NC #5

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti Raleigh NC

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti Raleigh NC #2

March 15, 2020

Various Megatibicen and Neotibicen compared

This image was created by Paul Krombholz back when Megatibicen and Neotibicen were just Tibicen.

Tibicen composite by Paul Krombholz

Top row, left to right:
Neotibicen davisi (formerly Tibicen davisi)
Megatibicen auletes (formerly Tibicen auletes)
Megatibicen figuratus (formerly Tibicen figurata)
Megatibicen pronotalis (formerly Tibicen marginalis)

Bottom row, left to right:
Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (formerly Tibicen chloromera)
Neotibicen pruinosus (formerly Tibicen pruinosa)
Neotibicen lyricen (formerly Tibicen lyricen)

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