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November 4, 2006

Jim Kost’s Cicada Photo

Filed under: Neotibicen | Tibicen — Dan @ 11:10 am

Here’s a cicada photo from Jim Kost. I like the black stipe on the beak.

Jim Kosts Cicada photo

October 21, 2006

Superb Neotibicen Photos from Todd Quinn

Filed under: Neotibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | Tibicen — Dan @ 11:26 am

Todd Quinn send us some superb Neoibicen photos. Click the photos below to see huge versions.

Todd Quinn

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This photo is incredible. Check out the detail on the eyes!

Todd Quinn

September 25, 2006

Indiana Tibicen

Filed under: Neotibicen | Tibicen — Dan @ 7:37 pm

Catherine M from sent us these photos of a Neotibicen entering the adulthood.

Tibicen

Tibicen

Michigan Tibicens

Filed under: Neotibicen | Tibicen — Tags: — Dan @ 7:24 pm

Patrick Farr sent us this cool picture of two adult cicadas climbing on his hand. They’re Tibicens, but I’m not sure of the species.

Gerry Bunker said in the comments that this is likely a T. canicularis.

Tibicen

New Jersey Cicada

Filed under: Neotibicen | Tibicen — Tags: — Dan @ 7:20 pm

Marsha M. sent us this photo of a Neotibicen tibicen (T. chloromerus, T. chloromera) from New Jersey! Read more about it on her blog.

Tibicen

Ohio Neotibicen

Filed under: Neotibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | Tibicen — Tags: — Dan @ 7:11 pm

Edward Austin sent us this photo of a Tibicen from Fulton County Ohio. If someone knows the species, please post it in the comments.

Ohio Tibicen

Tibicen photo

Filed under: Neocicada | Tibicen — Tags: — Dan @ 6:59 pm

Carol W. took this wonderful photo of a Tibicen (it is a Tibicen linnei) in Lexington KY on the 4th of July (took me 81 days to post it).

Carol W N. Linnei

September 22, 2006

August Dry Birds and end of the Tibicen season

Filed under: Neocicada | Tibicen — Dan @ 1:50 pm

Anyone familar with the term “August Dry Birds”? William M wrote to say to he knew a farmer in Vermont who called cicadas that. I’ve heard of “locusts” and “harvest fly” before, but “August Dry Birds” is new to me.

Some news article found by Roy:

Cicadas’ summer song hits high-volume pitch.

I went hiking last weekend in New Jersey’s Atlantic Highlands (yes, New Jersey has trees and wildlife) and I heard plenty of Tibicen cicadas, but I think we’re close to the end of the season. Anyone else still hearing Tibicens?

September 5, 2006

An interesting question about Neotibicen identification

Paul Krombholz has an interesting question about Neotibicen identification.

In Kathy Hill’s picture of 18 species, T. canicularis looks quite different from T. davisi, but I have at least one T. davisi, captured in my back yard, that looks very similar to three canicularis individuals I caught in Northern Illinois a couple of weeks ago. The canicularis individuals all have the white “hip” spots and none of my davisi have them have them. T. davisi has a slightly larger head. The big question is, What features reliably distinguish the two species considering all the variety seen within species?

Tibicen davisi

August 28, 2006

Neotibicen anatomy page

Filed under: Anatomy | Neotibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | Tibicen — Dan @ 9:59 am

I panicked the other day when Richard Fox’s excellent Tibicen anatomy page was down. I’m glad to say that it is back in service and that it is an incredible resource. Check it out if you want to learn more about a cicada’s parts.

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