Adult female cicada, Genus Dundubia, showing Tympanal cover. Photo and text by Santisuk Vibul.
Adult female cicadas have perceptive organ ie. Tympana or Ear drums which are mirror-like membranes. The tympana of adult female cicadas are much more smaller than that of the males because they are less developed. The tympana of the female cicadas (shown on the above photo) function as a perceptive organ to percept the calls of the male cicadas from the distance and also function as a shield to protect their tympana like the opercula of the male cicadas.
Squashed Megatibicen auletes. Not sure who stepped on it. It’s an interesting look at its anatomy.
Megatibicen auletes found in Winston-Salem, NC by Erin Dickinson. The year was 2011. The cicada’s name was Mortimer. No kidding.
100x Magnification of Neotibicen tibicen cicada parts using an EyeClops camera. 2011.
N. tibicen clypeus:
N. tibicen eye:
N. tibicen rostrum:
N. tibicen wing:
Tom Lehmkuhl sent us this photo of an uninvited house guest, a Neotibicen linnei cicada.
Yellow Monday (Cyclochila australasiae) photos by Tom Katzoulopolopoulous.
Magicicada skins (exuvia) blanket the ground around the roots of a tree. This is a photo of periodical cicada skins taken by John Cooley of Cicadas @ UCONN (formerly Magicicada.org) in Warriors’ Path State Park, TN, in 2012. Brood I.
Sulphogaeana sulphurea (Westwood, 1839). Photo by Jeff Blincow, Taken in Bhutan.
These cicadas are mating. Sulphogaeana sulphurea was previously known as Gaeana sulphurea.
Dundubia vaginata (Fabricis, 1787) with a missing abdomen. The photo was taken in Malaysia. The photographer wishes to be anonymous.
A male Tosena species cicada from Sapa Vietnam photo by Martin Kolner