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March 7, 2020

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Morning Cicada) photos by Roy Troutman

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | Roy Troutman | United States — Tags: , — Dan @ 11:02 am

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Morning Cicada) photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Probably taken in Ohio.

They’re also called Swamp Cicadas.

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Morning Cicada) photos by Roy Troutman

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Morning Cicada) photos by Roy Troutman

Neotibicen linnei (Linne’s Cicada) photo by Roy Troutman

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | Roy Troutman | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 10:58 am

A Neotibicen linnei (Linne’s Cicada) photo by Roy Troutman from 2004. Probably taken in Ohio.

Neotibicen linnei (Linne's Cicada) photo by Roy Troutman

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti photos by Roy Troutman

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | Roy Troutman | United States — Tags: , — Dan @ 10:54 am

Here’s two Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Probably taken in Ohio.

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti is also known as the “Dark Lyric Cicada”.

Here's two Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Probably taken in Ohio.

Here's two Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Probably taken in Ohio.

Fidicina mannifera from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem.

Filed under: Brazil | Fidicina | Fidicinini | Leonardo Milhomem — Tags: — Dan @ 8:13 am

Fidicina mannifera from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem. 2005.

Fidicina mannifera from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem.

Majeorona aper from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem

Filed under: Brazil | Fidicinini | Leonardo Milhomem | Majeorona — Tags: — Dan @ 8:12 am

Majeorona aper from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem. 2005.

Majeorona aper from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem. 2005.

Quesada gigas from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem

Filed under: Brazil | Hyantiini | Leonardo Milhomem | Quesada — Tags: — Dan @ 8:10 am

Quesada gigas from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem. 2005.

Quesada gigas from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem

Magicicada nymphs found by Elias, part 2

Filed under: Elias Bonaros | Magicicada | Nymphs | Periodical — Dan @ 6:02 am

Continuing from part 1, Elias Bonaros did some digging and took these photos of first and second instar Magicicada periodical cicadas on a warm winter day (March 21, 2010).

Now you know what cicadas look like when they’re underground!

Generally speaking the ones with the bulbous abdomens are second instar, and the smaller ones with the less bulbous or not bulbous abdomens are first instar.

Magicicada Nymphs found by Elias, part 1

Filed under: Elias Bonaros | Magicicada | Nymphs | Periodical — Dan @ 5:50 am

Have you every wondered what cicadas look like when they’re underground? Elias Bonaros did some digging and took these photos of first and second instar Magicicada periodical cicadas on a warm winter day (March 21, 2010). Magicicadas have 5 instars, or phases of development. Each phase has a slightly different appearance.

This is a probable second instar nymph of Magicicada septendecim (Periodical cicada) from the 2008 Brood XIV emergence. Dug up from beneath an oak tree. It was living approximately 4-6 inches from the ground surface. Temperature 70 degrees.

Elias cicada nymph

These are probable first and second instar nymphs of Magicicada septendecim (Periodical cicada) from the 2008 Brood XIV emergence. Dug up from beneath an oak tree. They were living approximately 4-6 inches from the ground surface. Temperature 70 deg.

Elias Magicicada nymphs

March 2, 2020

Male Neotibicen tibicen molting

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Molting | Neotibicen — Tags: , — Dan @ 7:39 pm

Male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen molting. Other names for this cicada include: Morning Cicada, Swamp Cicada and formerly Tibicen chloromera or chloromerus.

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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  molting

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

March 1, 2020

More of Joe Green’s Neocicada hieroglyphica photos from 2007, Florida

Filed under: Cicadini | Joe Green | Neocicada — Tags: — Dan @ 7:54 pm

Joe Green’s Neocicada hieroglyphica photos from 2007, Florida, part 2:

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