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June 17, 2010

Neocicada hieroglyphica

Filed under: Leptopsaltriini | Matt Berger | Neocicada — Tags: — Dan @ 5:25 am

Here’s a cool photo of a Neocicada hieroglyphica aka Hieroglyphic Cicada (named for the shapes on its back) found by Matt Berger on top of a rocky ridge in the Red River Gorge in Kentucky.

Neocicada hieroglyphica

Read all posts featuring Neocicada photos and video.

May 26, 2010

Brood III cicadas are emerging too!

Filed under: Brood III | Gene Kritsky | Magicicada — Dan @ 9:28 pm

Gene Kritsky wrote us to let us know that Brood III periodical cicadas are emerging in Iowa and Missouri.

Dan,

I wanted to let you know that I have received emails with reports of
emerging periodical cicadas in Iowa and northern Missouri in Brood III
territory. These cicadas would be emerging four years early similar to
the early emergences observed in 2000, 2003, 2004, and 2009.

Cheers,
Gene

It’s been an interesting year so far, with Brood III stragglers emerging 4 years early, Brood XIV emerging 2 years late, and Brood XIX emerging 1 year early.

Check our Brood Chart to see where the next batch of periodical cicadas might emerge.

Check Cicadas @ UCONN for maps.

May 24, 2010

Diceroprocta olympusa calling

Filed under: Diceroprocta | Joe Green | Video — Tags: — Dan @ 5:48 pm

Joe Green reported that the Diceroprocta olympusa have started calling in Southwest Florida (Lehigh Acres).

Here’s some video featuring their song:

D. olympusa cicada stops when approached in Lehigh by Joe Green

D. olympusa cicada stops when approached in Lehigh by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

D. olympusa chorus from cage by Joe Green

D. olympusa chorus from cage by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

D. olympusa pre ticks before calling by Joe Green

D. olympusa pre ticks before calling by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

May 20, 2010

Anapsaltoda pulchra – Golden Emperors

Filed under: Anapsaltoda | Australia | David Emery | Psaltodini — Tags: — Dan @ 9:23 pm

David Emery emailed us this amazing photo of Anapsaltoda pulchra cicadas. Anapsaltoda pulchra are also known as Golden Emperors. These cicadas are from Herberton, Queensland, Australia.

Anapsaltoda pulchra - Golden Emperors. Photo by David Emery.

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Psaltodini
SubTribe: ?
Genus: Anapsaltoda
Species: Anapsaltoda pulchra (Ashton, 1921)

References

Tribe (Psaltodini) information comes from: MARSHALL, DAVID C. et al.A molecular phylogeny of the cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) with a review of tribe and subfamily classification.Zootaxa, [S.l.], v. 4424, n. 1, p. 1—64, may 2018. ISSN 1175-5334. Available at: https://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4424.1.1

May 11, 2010

Magicicada tredecassini audio from Charlotte, North Carolina

Filed under: Brood XIX | Lenny Lampel | Magicicada | Periodical | Sounds | Video — Tags: — Dan @ 4:36 pm

Update: Brood XIX straggler photos by Lenny Lampel.

Here’s a treat. Lenny Lampel, Natural Resources Coordinator for Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Conservation Science Office in Charlotte, NC, uploaded these videos that feature the calls of Magicicada tredecassini to YouTube.

Magicicada tredecassini chorus:

A small chorus of one year early Magicicada tredecassini stragglers of Brood XIX calling from the Lower McAlpine Greenway in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 10, 2010.

Magicicada tredecassini calls :

One year early Magicicada tredecassini stragglers of Brood XIX calling from the Lower McAlpine Greenway in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 10, 2010.

May 6, 2010

Look out for Magicicada stragglers – cicadas emerging early

Filed under: Magicicada | Periodical Stragglers — Dan @ 5:08 am

Magicicada cicadas are emerging early across America! You might know them as periodical cicadas, 13 or 17 year cicadas, or “locusts”. When cicadas emerge early (or later) they’re called stragglers.

Chances are they’re from Brood XIX or Brood XXII:
– Brood XIX is set to emerge in AL, AR, GA, IN, IL, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, VA next year.
– Brood XXII is set to emerge in LA, MS in 2014.

If you see one of these cicadas, report them to Cicadas @ UCONN (formerly Magicicada.org). Cicadas @ UCONN records the location of cicadas and adds them to a map, for scientific purposes.

Image of Magicicada:

Magicicadas

Here’s what they sound like:

More information:

All blog posts about Magicicada.

April 29, 2010

First Neocicada hieroglyphica of the Season in Florida

Filed under: Joe Green | Neocicada | Video — Tags: — Dan @ 4:45 am

Joe Green wrote us to let us know that he heard the first Neocicada hieroglyphica of the year.

Just wanted to let you all know I heard the first male Neocicada hieroglyphica calling from a oak tree today at Chico’s World Headquarters campus here in Fort Myers, Florida. I heard the warm-up pre call at first that lead into to the full blown chorus call for 6 repeated calls before he stopped. It was 2:40 pm EST, in the afternoon with the temperature reaching 80 degrees on this day. I have yet to hear one at Dusk here at the house but I’ll listen from now on with the start of the season here in south Florida and record all my data for this year’s research. I’ll keep in touch with all of you as the year proceeds.

Joes Neocicada hieroglyphica photos:

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

Video of a singing Neocicada hieroglyphica:

Neocicada hieroglyphica singing by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Neocicada hieroglyphica by Joe Green, 2007

March 29, 2010

New Magicicada nymph photos

Filed under: Elias Bonaros | Magicicada | Nymphs — Dan @ 5:05 am

Elias went digging for Magicicada nymphs on 3/21. Here’s a gallery of the nymphs he found.

Elias's 1st and 2nd Instar Magicicada nymph

March 8, 2010

Terengganua sibylla

Filed under: Photos & Illustrations | Trengganua — Dan @ 4:55 pm

Update: the name of this cicada is actually Trengganua sibylla (confirming after consulting Allen Sanborn’s giant cicada book. You’ll find people also refer to this cicada as Tosena sybilla.

Terengganua sibylla mating

P1020993, originally uploaded by The Aperture Studio. From Flickr.

A pair of Terengganua sibylla mating.

This website has a audio file of the Terengganua sibylla signing.

March 7, 2010

Neotibicen tibicen photos from Elias Bonaros

Filed under: Elias Bonaros | Neotibicen — Tags: — Dan @ 9:35 am

Elias was kind enough to send us Neotibicen tibicen photos he took in 2009.

Click the images for larger versions:

Female teneral Neotibicen tibicen by Elias Bonaros:
Female teneral Neotibicen tibicen by Elias Bonaros

Molting Neotibicen tibicen by Elias Bonaros:
Molting Neotibicen tibicen by Elias Bonaros

Neotibicen tibicen by Elias Bonaros:
Neotibicen tibicen by Elias Bonaros

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