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October 17, 2023

Roy Troutman’s 2013 Brood II cicada photos, gallery 2

When Roy Troutman visited New Jersey and New York in 2013 for Brood II he took a lot of great cicada photos.
Here is a sample of the best.
Click the images for a larger version.
Visit Gallery #1 and Gallery #3 as well.

John Cooley and Ed Johnson speaking at the Staten Island Museum Six Legged Sex event by Roy Troutman
John Cooley and Ed Johnson speaking at the Staten Island Museum Six Legged Sex event by Roy Troutman

Light Up Cicada Sculpture at the Staten Island Museum by Roy Troutman
Light Up Cicada Sculpture at the Staten Island Museum by Roy Troutman

Magicicada septendecim by Roy Troutman
M. septendecim by Roy Troutman

Magicicada cassini flying inbetween calling in Colonia NJ by Roy Troutman
Magicicada cassini flying inbetween calling in Colonia NJ by Roy Troutman

Magicicada cassini in flight in Colonia NJ by Roy Troutman
Magicicada cassini in flight in Colonia NJ by Roy Troutman

Magicicada corpses and exuvia by Roy Troutman
Magicicada corpses and exuvia by Roy Troutman

Magicicada mating by Roy Troutman
Magicicada mating by Roy Troutman

Magicicada exuvia by Roy Troutman
Magicicada exuvia by Roy Troutman

Magicicada septendecim mating by Roy Troutman
Magicicada septendecim mating by Roy Troutman

Magicicada staring at you by Roy Troutman
Magicicada staring at you by Roy Troutman

October 16, 2023

Gallery of Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora, part 6

Filed under: Costa Rica | Jose Mora | Photos & Illustrations | Quesada — Dan @ 8:28 pm

Gallery of Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora, part 6.
More: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

These are photos that appear to be a cicada belonging to the genus Quesada, like Quesada gigas because of the yellow coloring visible on the wings:
yellow on wings

A cicada that died while molting:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

An adult cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

An adult cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

Molted cicada skins on a tree:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

Molted cicada skins on a tree:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

Molted cicada skins on a tree:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

Molted cicada skins on a tree:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

A cicada that died while molting:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

A cicada that died while molting:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

An adult cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

Gallery of Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora, part 5

Filed under: Costa Rica | Jose Mora | Photos & Illustrations | Quesada — Dan @ 7:58 pm

Gallery of Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora, part 5.
More: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 6.

These are nighttime photos and appear to be a cicada belonging to the genus Quesada, like Quesada gigas.

Molting cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

Molting cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

Molting cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

Molting cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

Molting cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

The cicada has left its nymphal skin, and now its body can harden:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

The cicada has left its nymphal skin, and now its body can harden:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

The cicada has left its nymphal skin, and now its body can harden:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

The cicada has left its nymphal skin, and now its body can harden:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

The cicada has left its nymphal skin, and now its body can harden:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

Gallery of Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora, part 4

Filed under: Costa Rica | Jose Mora | Photos & Illustrations | Quesada — Dan @ 7:33 pm

Gallery of Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora, part 4.
More: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 5, Part 6.

These are nighttime photos and appear to be a cicada belonging to the genus Quesada, like Quesada gigas.

Cicada nymph:
Cicada Nymph Photo from Costa Rica

Molting cicada:
Molting Cicada Photo from Costa Rica

Cicada nymphs on a tree:
Cicada nymphs on a tree

Teneral (soft) cicada that recently molted:
Molting Cicada Photo from Costa Rica

Teneral (soft) cicada that recently molted:
Molting Cicada Photo from Costa Rica

Teneral (soft) cicada that recently molted:
Molting Cicada Photo from Costa Rica

Adult cicada:

Teneral (soft) cicada that recently molted:
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Teneral (soft) cicada that recently molted:
Molting Cicada Photo from Costa Rica

Molting cicada:

October 13, 2023

Neotibicen canicularis in Lakewood, NJ

Filed under: Elias Bonaros | Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 9:35 pm

This is a series of Neotibicen canicularis Northern Dog-Day cicada photos from Lakewood, NJ taken by Elias Bonaros.

Click the photos for larger versions:

A recently molted male Neotibicen canicularis cicada:
Neotibicen canicualris eclosing in Lakewood NJ

A recently molted male Neotibicen canicularis cicada:
Neotibicen canicualris eclosing in Lakewood NJ

A molting Neotibicen canicularis cicada:
Neotibicen canicualris eclosing in Lakewood NJ

Neotibicen lyricen photo by Elias Bonaros

Filed under: Elias Bonaros | Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 9:24 pm

This is a photo of a teneral (soft) Neotibicen lyricen cicada by Elias Bonaros.

Click the photo for a larger version:

Neotibicen lyricen

Neotibicen linnei photo by Elias Bonaros

Filed under: Elias Bonaros | Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 9:17 pm

This is a photo by Elias Bonaros of a teneral (soft) Neotibicen linnei cicada and its exuvia (molted skin). It was taken in 2009, and knowing Elias, probably in New York or New Jersey.

Click the photo from a larger version:

Neotibicen linnei teneral and its exuvia:
Neotibicen linnei teneral and its exuvia

Cicada Killer Wasp photos by Elias Bonaros

Here are two Cicada Killer Wasp photos by Elias Bonaros. The Cicada Killer Wasp has captured a Neotibicen tibicen tibicen cicada. These photos are from 2009.

Yes, Elias is holding the wasp and cicada on has hand!

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Cicada Killer Wasp and Neotibicen tibicen:
Cicada Killer Wasp and Neotibicen tibicen

Cicada Killer Wasp and Neotibicen tibicen:
Cicada Killer Wasp and Neotibicen tibicen

October 3, 2023

Fall Magicicada cassini straggler found in Park Ridge, IL

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada | Periodical Stragglers — Tags: — Dan @ 10:22 am

Mary Rotter Fullerton found, or rather heard and recorded, a Brood XIII Magicicada cassini straggler on October 2nd, 2023, in Park Ridge, Illinois! This cicada emerged 7 months early!

Listen to the edited file (volume increased, background noise removed):

There are squirrel sounds in the mix as well.

Mary says:

Very cool, I have never heard one in fall. It was in a 50-year old maple tree that hosted many stragglers (early Brood XIII?) this past spring of 2023. Park Ridge, IL.

Spectrogram:
Mary Rotter Fullerton

David Marshall of InsectSingers.com confirmed that this is indeed a Magicicada cassini.

David says:

Yes to me that’s unquestionably a set of cassini calls. There are some literature records of autumn Magicicada, sometimes with speculation that it’s related to sudden late-season warmups.

It looks like there’s been quite a few fall stragglers, according to the Magicicada Straggler project on iNaturalist.

September 27, 2023

Fall Southeastern Dusk-Singing Cicada photo by Riley Campbell

Filed under: Megatibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 9:56 pm

Here’s an awesome photo of a Fall Southeastern Dusk-Singing Cicada by Riley Campbell:

Riley Fall Singing Cicada 760.

Click for a bigger image.

More information about Megatibicen figuratus (Walker, 1858) aka Fall Southeastern Dusk-singing Cicada.

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