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March 28, 2020

More Neotibicen tibicen tibicen photos from Central New Jersey

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations | Teneral — Tags: — Dan @ 9:10 pm

I found another set of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen from August 28th, 2016. Enjoy.

Click/tap the thumbnail images for a BIG version.

Molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
Molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
Molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
Molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
Molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
Molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
Molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen less than 12 hours after molting
Neotibicen tibicen tibicen less than 12 hours after molting,

Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen>

Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

A Neotibicen tibicen tibicen from Central New Jersey

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 8:54 pm

Photos of a Neotibicen tibicen tibicen aka Morning or Swamp cicada from August 28th, 2016. The cicada was found in Monmouth county, NJ.

Click/tab the thumbnail images for big versions:

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1 Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

2 Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

3 Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

4 Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

5 Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

6 Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

7 Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

8 Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

9 Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

10 Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

11 Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

12 Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

13 Molting Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

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2014 Emergence of 13-Year Magicicada in Ohio & Kentucky, part 2

Filed under: Brood XXII | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: , — Dan @ 7:20 pm

In 2014 I joined Roy Troutman in helping to map a brood of Magicicada that emerged in Ohio and Kentucky. When all was said and done, this brood was declared to be part of brood XXII.

Here’s my photos from this emergence. Skip to Part 1.

The “cicada track o matic” PC + GPS used to record locations where cicadas exist:
cicada track o matic

Molting Magicicada in Ohio:
Molting Magicicada in Ohio 2014

CICADA license plate:
CICADA license plate

Magicicada tredecula found in Ohio:
Magicicada tredecula 2014 Ohio

CICADAS license plate:
CICADAS license plate

The Cicadinator (never ever use this):
The Cicadinator

Magicicada tredecassini found in Kentucky:
Magicicada tredecassini Kentucky 2014

2014 Emergence of 13-Year Magicicada in Ohio & Kentucky, part 1

Filed under: Brood XXII | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: , — Dan @ 7:06 pm

In 2014 I joined Roy Troutman in helping to map a brood of Magicicada that emerged in Ohio and Kentucky. When all was said and done, this brood was declared to be part of brood XXII.

Here’s my photos from this emergence. Skip to Part 2.

Magicicada tredecim found in Ohio:
Magicicada tredecim Ohio 2014 caught by Roy Troutman
Molting Magicicada found in Ohio:
Magicicada tredecassini Ohio 2014

Molting Magicicada found in Ohio:
Molting Magicicada Ohio 2014

M. tredecassini found in Kentucky:
M. tredecassini Kentucky 2014

Teneral Magicicada found in Ohio:
Teneral Magicicada Ohio 2014

M. tredecassini found in Kentucky:
M tredecassini Kentucky 2014

Tiny Magicicada tredecassini found in Kincaid Park, Kentucky:
Tiny Magicicada tredecassini Kincaid Park Kentucky 2014

Dead Ash trees are a loss of cicada habitat:
dead Ash trees are a loss of cicada habitat

Brood X Stragglers from 2017 in Princeton

Filed under: Brood X | Magicicada | Periodical Stragglers | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 6:25 pm

Photos of Brood X stragglers in Princeton, New Jersey, from back in 2017. The rest of the brood will emerge in 2021.

Magicicada cassini with mosaic pigment mutation:
Magicicada cassini with mosaic pigment mutation in Princeton 2017

Magicicada cassini with mosaic pigment mutation:
Mosaic Pigment Mutation

Female M. cassini. Notice the all-black abdomen:
Female M. cassini Princeton NJ 2017

Cicada skins and Albert Einstein:

Close up!
Close up Magicicada

Magicicada cassini:
Magicicada cassini; Brood X straggler

More Neotibicen latifasciatus photos

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 1:03 pm

These Neotibicen latifasciatus photos came from a ‘cicada hunt’ in the summer of 2016 in Cape May county New Jersey. See more here.

Male Neotibicen latifasciatus:
male Neotibicen latifasciatus 03

Male Neotibicen latifasciatus on cedar:
Male Neotibicen latifasciatus on cedar

Male Neotibicen latifasciatus on cedar:
Male Neotibicen latifasciatus on cedar 2

Male Neotibicen latifasciatus on cedar:
Male Neotibicen latifasciatus on cedar

Male Neotibicen latifasciatus:
male Neotibicen latifasciatus

Neotibicen latifasciatus exuvia:
Neotibicen latifasciatus exuvia

Random Neotibicen photos from 2018

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 8:31 am

This is a random set of photos from 2018 of Neotibicen cicadas.

Female N. tibicen tibicen (Swamp/Morning cicada) with eggs. Monmouth county, NJ.
Female N tibicen with eggs

Neotibicen linnei male – Little Silver NJ Aug 11 2018:
Neotibicen linnei male - Little Silver NJ Aug 11 2018

Neotibicen tibicen Little Silver New Jersey Aug 17 2018:
Neotibicen tibicen Little Silver New Jersey Aug 17 2018

Neotibicen tibicen on USA flag. Shrewsbury, NJ:
Neotibicen tibicen on USA flag

Neotibicen tibicen with ruptured wing veins. Monmouth County, NJ:
Neotibicen tibicen with ruptured wing veins

Nightime N. linnei with wound it probably got flying into an illuminated wall. Little Silver, NJ:
Nightime N linnei with wound

Nightime Neotibicen tibicen tibicen. Little Silver, NJ:
Nightime Neotibicen tibicen

Nighttime N. tibicen tibicen on wall. Little Silver, NJ:
Nighttime N tibicen on wall

Prime cicada hunting location. The poor critters are attracted to the light. For better or worse they keep the lights off at this location now. Little Silver, NJ:
Nighttime prime cicada location

Neotibicen canicularis – the Dog Day Cicada

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 8:24 am

Neotibicen canicularis is one of the smaller Neotibicen. It’s better known as a Dog Day Cicada.

These photos come from a cicada hunt for auletes, but I found this canicularis as well.

Neotibicen canicularis

Male Neotibicen canicularis

2018 Megatibicen auletes hunt

Filed under: Elias Bonaros | Megatibicen — Tags: — Dan @ 8:14 am

Each year I go to Manchester, NJ to look for Megatibicen auletes aka Northern Dusk-Singing Cicadas. There are auletes in my zipcode, but they’re easier to find in the southern-half of New Jersey. The location is a favorite of Elias Bonaros’, and more times than not we sync-up and go auletes hunting as a team. Good times.

Two auletes are better than one:

M. auletes nymph:

M. auletes exit hole:
Neotibicen auletes exit hole

Megatibicen auletes in Manchester NJ:
Megatibicen auletes in Manchester NJ

Megatibicen auletes exuvia in Manchester NJ:
Megatibicen auletes exuvia in Manchester NJ

Megatibicen auletes climbing tree:
Megatibicen auletes climbing tree

Photos of Brood V cicadas in West Virginia by Matt Berger

Filed under: Brood V | Eye Color | Magicicada | Matt Berger | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 6:23 am

Photos of Brood V Magicicada in West Virginia by Matt Berger (Instagram), including many examples of Magicicadas with a variety of eye colors (the typical color is red).

Brood V emerged in West Virginia (and Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Long Island, NY) in 2016. It will next emerge in 2033.

These photos are BIG. Click/tap the thumbnail for larger versions.

A Variety of Eye Colors:
A Variety of Eye Colors by Matt Berger

Teneral Periodical Cicada:
Teneral Periodical Cicada by Matt Berger

Teneral Cicada Up Close:
Teneral Cicada Up Close 2 by Matt Berger

Teneral Cicada Up Close:
Teneral Cicada Up Close 2 by Matt Berger

Molting Cicada by Matt Berger:
Molting Cicada 5 by Matt Berger

Molting Cicada by Matt Berger:
Molting Cicada by Matt Berger

Molting Cicada by Matt Berger:
Molting Cicada by Matt Berger

Molting Cicada by Matt Berger:
Molting Cicada by Matt Berger

Molting Cicada by Matt Berger:
Molting Cicada by Matt Berger

Gray Eyed Cicada by Matt Berger:
Gray Eyed Cicada by Matt Berger scaled

Gray Eyed Cicada by Matt Berger:
Gray Eyed Cicada by Matt Berger scaled

Cicada that sclerotized before it got out of its skin:
Cicada that sclerotized before it got out of its skin by Matt Berger

Cicada Fungus Infection by Matt Berger:
Cicada Fungus Infection by Matt Berger

Matt has contributed photos to cicadamania.com for many years. In 2016 he was a post-grad student at West Virginia University. The lab he was part of produced this paper:
Discovery of psychoactive plant and mushroom alkaloids in ancient fungal cicada pathogens
Greg R. Boyce, Emile Gluck-Thaler, Jason C. Slot, Jason E. Stajich, William J. Davis, Tim Y. James, John R. Cooley, Daniel G. Panaccione, Jorgen Eilenberg, Henrik H. De Fine Licht, Angie M. Macias, Matthew C. Berger, Kristen L. Wickert, Cameron M. Stauder, Ellie J. Spahr, Matthew D. Maust, Amy M. Metheny, Chris Simon, Gene Kritsky, Kathie T. Hodge, Richard A. Humber, Terry Gullion, Dylan P. G. Short, Teiya Kijimoto, Dan Mozgai, Nidia Arguedas, Matt T. Kasson
bioRxiv 375105; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/375105

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