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August 11, 2023

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – August 11th

Filed under: Molting | Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 7:59 pm

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen for August 11th.

August 11 Neotibicen (small)

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

August 9, 2023

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – August 9th

Filed under: Molting | Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 5:52 pm

This is the August 9th edition of the Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicadas.

A Neotibicen tibicen tibicen molting:
August 9th (small) 1

August 9th (small) 2

Another Neotibicen tibicen tibicen molting:
August 9th (small) 3

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

August 4, 2023

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – August 4th

Filed under: Exuvia | Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 5:27 pm

My family and I captured and molted over 50 Neotibicen cicadas in 2023. We molt them in butterfly pavilions and then release them the next day. Most are Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Morning cicadas).

Here’s the collection of exuvia (skins) as of August 4th.

August 4th exuvia (small)

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

August 1, 2023

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – August 1st

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations | Teneral — Tags: — Dan @ 6:17 pm

This is the August 1st edition of the Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen.

This cicada has molted and its wings have filled with fluid and are in place, ready to harden. It is a male.
August 1st (small) 1

August 1st (small) 2

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

Megatibicen auletes is changing to Megatibicen grossus

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Megatibicen — Dan @ 10:20 am

Update: originally I had Megatibicen grossa, but the name is Megatibicen grossus so the gender of the words align.

Megatibicen auletes (Germar, 1834) aka Northern Dusk Singing Cicada is changing to Megatibicen grossus(Fabricius, 1775). This cicada is the largest cicada in North America and is found in the following states in July-August: AL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, NE, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI.

The change comes from the paper: Sanborn, A.F. (2023) Resolving taxonomic issues of cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) including new combinations, new synonymies, and revised status, with updates on the diversity of the Brazilian cicada fauna and new records for four South American countries. Zootaxa, VOL. 5318 NO. 3: 20 JUL. 2023, 339-362. DOI: 10.11646/ZOOTAXA.5318.3.2.

Megatibicen grossus (as in BIG FLUTE PLAYER BIG):
Old Ladies

Reading the paper referenced above, it sounds like Johan Christian Fabricius incorrectly identified an specimen as being from Brazil. He named it Tettigonia grossa in 1775. Allen F. Sanborn compared the holotype of Tettigonia grossa with the holotype for Megatibicen auletes (Cicada auletes) and determined it was the same insect. Since old names take precedence over new names, auletes become grossa.

July 30, 2023

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – July 30th, part 2

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations | Teneral — Tags: — Dan @ 8:44 pm

Enjoy the Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen gallery for July 30th, part 2.

Recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
July 30th (small) 9

Recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
July 30th (small) 10

Recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
July 30th (small) 11

Molting male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
July 30th (small) 12

Recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
July 30th (small) 13

Molting male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
July 30th (small) 14

Recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
July 30th (small) 15

Neotibicen emergence hole. It was a very rainy, mudding year in New Jersey!
July 30th (small)

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – July 30th, part 1

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations | Teneral — Tags: — Dan @ 8:31 pm

Enjoy the Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen gallery for July 30th, part 1.

A recently molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 1

A recently molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 2

A recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 3

A recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 4

A recently molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 5

A recently molted Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 6

A recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 7

A recently molted male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada:
July 30th (small) 8

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

July 29, 2023

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – July 29th

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations | Teneral — Tags: — Dan @ 8:30 pm

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen. Peewee the Chihuahua for scale.
PEEWEE

Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada spreading its wings:
July 29th Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (large) 2

A Neotibicen tibicen tibicen getting ready to lean forward, grab its old skin and pull out the rest of its body.
July 29th Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (large) 2

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti alien head

Filed under: Neotibicen — Dan @ 6:37 pm

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti aka Dark Lyric Cicada is a cicada that is distinguisable from the “Lighter” Lyric Cicada (Neotibicen lyricen lyricen) by what I call the “alien head” on its pronotum.

Once you see it, you cannot unsee it:

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti alien head

Quoting from BugGuide:

The dark form, engelhardti, has a more eastern, northern and upland distribution (very common in and along the eastern mountains & associated plateaus/fall-line hills). Perhaps the increased pigment seen in this color form serves a thermoregulatory function associated with cooler temps and greater day-night temp differentials seen in higher altitudes and latitudes.

July 28, 2023

Summer of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen – July 28th

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 7:05 pm

Adult Neotibicen tibicen tibicen. Chihuahua paw for scale.
Paw Patrol

Adult Neotibicen tibicen tibicen. On a human hand.
July 29th N tt (small)

SoNtt Calendar: July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd part 1, July 23rd part 2, July 24th, July 26th, July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, July 30th part 1, July 30th part 2, August 1st, August 4th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th.

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