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March 28, 2020

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

Photos of Brood XXII in Ohio and Kentucky by Roy Troutman

Filed under: Brood XXII | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Tags: , — Dan @ 5:45 am

Photos of Brood XXII in Ohio and Kentucky by Roy Troutman.

Brood XXII is a brood of 13-year Magicicada. It emerges in a small area of Ohio & Kentucky, as well as Louisiana and Mississippi. It last emerged in 2014, and will emerge again in 2027.

Roy traveled around Ohio and Kentucky mapping locations were Magicicada were present. The result is the paper:
Kritsky, Gene & Troutman, Roy. (2014). The 2014 emergence of a previously unrecognized 13-year brood of periodical cicadas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky.

The photos are BIG. Click/tap the thumbnails below for larger versions.

13 Year Cicada molting by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo, Ohio in 2014:
13 Year Cicada molting by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo Ohio in 2014 001

2014 Ohio Magicicada tredecassini adult on leaf by Roy Troutman:
2014 Magicicada on the bark of a tree

2014 Ohio Two Magicicada tredecassini Ecdysis by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio Two M tredecassini Ecdysis by Roy Troutman

2014 Ohio periodical cicadas on a trash bin by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio periodical cicadas on a trash bin by Roy Troutman

2014 Ohio Magicicada tredecassini Teneral by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio M tredecassini Teneral by Roy Troutman

2014 Ohio Magicicada tredecassini nymph on tree by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio M tredecassini nymph on tree by Roy Troutman

2014 Ohio Magicicada tredecassini Nymph by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio M tredecassini Nymph by Roy Troutman

2014 Ohio Magicicada tredecassini leaning back by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio M tredecassini leaning back by Roy Troutman

2014 Ohio Magicicada tredecassini cicada ecdysis by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio M tredecassini cicada ecdysis byRoy Troutman

2014 Ohio Magicicada tredecassini adult on leaf by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio M tredecassini adult on leaf by Roy Troutman

Piles of Magicicada skins and dead cicadas on the ground around the tree:
2014 Ohio Exuvia Pile by Roy Troutman

2014 Ohio adult Magicicada tredecassini by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio adult M tredecassini by Roy Troutman

13 Year Nymphs by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo Ohio in 2014:
13 Year Nymphs by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo Ohio in 2014

13 Year Nymph by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo, Ohio in 2014:
13 Year Nymph on tree by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo Ohio in 2014

13 Year Nymph by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo, Ohio in 2014:
13 Year Nymph by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo Ohio in 2014

13 Year Nymph by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo, Ohio in 2014 on tree:
13 Year Nymph by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo Ohio in 2014 on tree 001

March 27, 2020

Brood XXIII photos from 2015, part 2

Filed under: Brood XXIII | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 6:51 pm

Brood XXIII Magicicada photos from 2015 by me (Dan Mozgai).

In 2015 I took an 8 state road trip to see as much of the brood as possible.

Skip to Part 1.

Cicada holes in Mississippi
Cicada holes in Mississippi

Cicada skins on Touch of Nature sign in Illinois:
Cicada skins on Touch of Nature sign in Illinois

Cicada exuvia at Indiana rest stop:
Cicada exuvia at Indiana rest stop

Teneral Magicicada:
Teneral Magicicada

Male Magicicada tredecim:
Male Magicicada tredecim

Male Female and Male Magicicada tredecim:
Male Female and Male Magicicada tredecim

Teneral female Magiciada tredecim in Kentucky:
Teneral female Magiciada tredecim in Kentucky

Magicicada exuvia in Mississippi:
Magicicada exuvia in Mississippi

Brood XXIII photos from 2015, part 1

Filed under: Brood XXIII | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 6:44 pm

Brood XXIII Magicicada photos from 2015 by me (Dan Mozgai).

In 2015 I took an 8 state road trip to see as much of the brood as possible.

Skip to Part 2.

Male Magicicada tredecim in Mississippi:
Male Magicicada tredecim in Mississippi

Maybe a Magicicada neotredecim in Illinois:
Maybe a Magicicada neotredecim in Illinois

Cicada exuvia in Giant City in Illinois:
Cicada exuvia in Giant City in Illinois

Cicada chimneys found by Sam Orr in Illinois:
Cicada chimneys found my Sam Orr in Illinois

Magicicada in Kentucky:
Magicicada in Kentucky

Hieroglyphic cicada illustration in Jackson Museum:
Hieroglyphic cicada illustration in Jackson Museum

Teneral female Magicicada tredecim:
Teneral female Magicicada tredecim

Cicada exuvia on Touch of Nature sign in Illinois:
Cicada exuvia on Touch of Nature sign in Illinois

Magicicada Brood VII Cicada Photos from 2018

Filed under: Brood VII | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 5:48 pm

This is a series of Magicicada photos from the 2018 Brood VII (Onondaga Brood) from Onondaga county New York. Read more about Brood VII.

These photos are BIG. Click/tab to see larger versions.

Adult Magicicada septendecim from Brood VII

Adult Magicicada septendecim from Brood VII

Adult Magicicada septendecim from Brood VII

Adult Magicicada septendecim from Brood VII

Adult Magicicada septendecim from Brood VII

Adult Magicicada septendecim from Brood VII

Adult Magicicada septendecim from Brood VII

Adult Magicicada septendecim from Brood VII

Adult Magicicada septendecim from Brood VII

Adult Magicicada septendecim from Brood VII

Adult Magicicada septendecim from Brood VII

Mating Magicicada septendecim from Brood VII

Mating Magicicada septendecim from Brood VII

A Brood V Straggler from 2015 taken by Matt Berger

These are photos of a Brood V Magicicada straggler from 2015 taken in West Virginia taken by Matt Berger (Instagram). This Magicicada septendecim emerged one year early.

The original photos are BIG; click/tap the images to see the large versions.

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 6

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 5

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 3

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 1

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 2

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 2

Roy Troutman’s Brood XIV photos, part 4

Brood XIV (14) Magicicada emerged in the greater Cincinnati area in 2008. Roy Troutman took many photos, and I’ll feature them in a series of galleries.

Skip to Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3.

These images are BIG so click the thumbnail to see the full-size image.

Samuel Orr filing in Roy’s parent’s backyard:
Samuel Orr filing in Roy’s parent’s backyard

Gene Kritsky putting thermometer in the ground:
Gene Kritsky putting thermometer in the ground

Gene Kritsky making a hole for a cicada thermometer:
Gene Kritsky making a hole for a cicada thermometer

Cicada thermometer flag:
Cicada thermometer flag

Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV:
Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV

Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV:
Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV 3

Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV:
Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV 2

March 26, 2020

Roy Troutman’s Brood XIV photos, part 3

Filed under: Brood XIV | Eye Color | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 8:10 pm

Brood XIV (14) Magicicada emerged in the greater Cincinnati area in 2008. Roy Troutman took many photos, and I’ll feature them in a series of galleries.

Skip to Part 1, Part 2 or Part 4.

Molting Magicicada:
Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada nymph:
Magicicada nymph. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Filming Magicicada:
Filming Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with unusual eye colors:
Magicicada with unusual eye colors. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Filming Magicicada:
Filming Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with unusual eye colors:
Magicicada with unusual eye colors. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Gene Kritsky:
Gene Kritsky. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Gene’s Cicada Thermometer:
Gene Kristsky's Cicada Thermometer

Molting Magicicada:
Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Adult Magicicada:
Adult Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Roy Troutman’s Brood XIV photos, part 2

Filed under: Brood XIV | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 7:55 pm

Brood XIV (14) Magicicada emerged in the greater Cincinnati area in 2008. Roy Troutman took many photos, and I’ll feature them in a series of galleries.

Skip to Part 1, Part 3 or Part 4.

Teneral Magicicada:
Teneral Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada exuvia:
Magicicada exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Molted cicada:
Molted cicada. Magicicada exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Adult Magicicada:
Adult Magicicada. Magicicada exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Adult Magicicada:
Adult Magicicada. Magicicada exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Exuvia (shell, skin):
Exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Adult Magicicada:
Adult Magicicada. Magicicada exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Cicada nymph:
Cicada nymph. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with Massospora fungus:
Magicicada with Massospora. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Filming Magicicada:
Filming Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Roy Troutman’s Brood XIV photos, part 1

Filed under: Brood XIV | Eye Color | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 7:46 pm

Brood XIV (14) Magicicada emerged in the greater Cincinnati area in 2008. Roy Troutman took many photos, and I’ll feature them in a series of galleries.

Skip to Part 2, Part 3 or Part 4.

Roy’s Cicada Mania web cam!!
Cicada Mania Cam

Molting Cicadas on a Tree:
Roy Troutman. Brood XIV. Molting Cicadas on a Tree

Magicicada with white eyes:
Magicicada with white eyes. Brood XIV. Roy Troutman

Molting Magicicada:
Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with white eyes:
Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Molting magicicada:
Molting magicicada. Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Molting magicicada:
Molting Magicicadas. Molting magicicada. Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Molting magicicada:
Molting Magicicadas. Molting Magicicadas. Molting magicicada. Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with Massospora infection:
Magicicada with fungal infection. Molting Magicicadas. Molting Magicicadas. Molting magicicada. Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Cicada researcher Gene Kritsky:
Gene Kritsky. Magicicada with fungal infection. Molting Magicicadas. Molting Magicicadas. Molting magicicada. Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Samuel Orr filing in Roy’s parent’s backyard:
Samuel Orr filing in Roy's parent's backyard

Samuel Orr filing in Roy's parent's backyard

Samuel Orr filing in Roy's parent's backyard

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