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February 26, 2022

Unique Cicada website from Japan

Filed under: Japan — Dan @ 9:18 am

Unique Cicada” (that is how Chrome translates it) is a large blog featuring many photos of cicadas from around the world. The site is owned by @musinomushi on Twitter. Instantly one of the premier cicada websites.

The site is categorized by cicada tribes, for example, Carinetini, Cryptotympanini and Zammarini.

Here’s what it looks like translated to English by Chrome.
Unique Cicada

March 20, 2020

Hyalessa maculaticollis maculaticollis photo by Osamu Hikino

Filed under: Hyalessa | Japan | Osamu Hikino — Tags: — Dan @ 7:26 pm

Hyalessa maculaticollis maculaticollis photo by Osamu Hikino. Japan.

Hyalessa maculaticollis maculaticollis photo by Osamu Hikino. Japan.

Male Yezoterpnosia nigricosta photo by Osamu Hikino

Filed under: Japan | Leptopsaltriini | Osamu Hikino | Yezoterpnosia — Tags: — Dan @ 7:16 pm

Male Yezoterpnosia nigricosta photo by Osamu Hikino. Japan.

Male Yezoterpnosia nigricosta by Osamu Hikino

Male Tanna japonensis photo by Osamu Hikino

Filed under: Japan | Osamu Hikino | Tanna — Tags: — Dan @ 7:08 pm

Male Tanna japonensis photo by Osamu Hikino. Japan.

Male Tanna japonensis photo by Osamu Hikino. Japan.

Auritibicen japonicus by Osamu Hikino

Filed under: Auritibicen | Japan | Osamu Hikino — Tags: — Dan @ 7:03 pm

Auritibicen japonicus by Osamu Hikino. Japan.

Auritibicen japonicus by Osamu Hikino. Japan.

Euterpnosia chibensis photos by Osamu Hikino

Filed under: Cicadini | Euterpnosia | Japan | Osamu Hikino — Tags: — Dan @ 6:51 pm

Euterpnosia chibensis photos by Osamu Hikino. Japan.

Euterpnosia chibensis photos by Osamu Hikino. Japan.

Euterpnosia chibensis photos by Osamu Hikino. Japan.

February 29, 2020

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald

Filed under: Japan | Molting | Photos & Illustrations | Teneral — Dan @ 8:25 am

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

Molting cicada photos from Japan by John McDonald. Taken in 2004.

March 8, 2019

Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata

Filed under: Graptopsaltria | Japan | Korea | Osamu Hikino | Polyneurini — Dan @ 1:01 am

Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata is a cicada found in Japan and Korea. There are two subspecies. It is also known as Abura-zemi.

Photo by Osamu Hikino:
Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Polyneurini
SubTribe: Polyneurina
Genus: Graptopsaltria
Species:

  • Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata badia Kato, 1925
  • Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata nigrofuscata (de Motschulsky, 1866)

For more information about this cicada, visit Cicadae in Japan.

According to iNaturalist observations this cicada is found in July and August.

Species name information comes from Allen Sanborn’s Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).

March 7, 2019

Auritibicen flammatus

Filed under: Auritibicen | Cryptotympanini | Japan | Osamu Hikino — Tags: — Dan @ 1:01 am

There are five sub-species of Auritibicen flammatus. They are found in Japan and known as Aka-ezo-zemi.

Auritibicen flammatus adonis photo by Osamu Hikino.
A. flammatus

A. flammatus Osamu Hikino

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
SubTribe: Cryptotympanina
Genus: Auritibicen (formerly Lyristes and Tibicen)
Subspecies:

  • Auritibicen flammatus adonis Kato, 1933
  • Auritibicen flammatus concolor Kato, 1934
  • Auritibicen flammatus flammatus (Distant, 1892)
  • Auritibicen flammatus nakamurai Kato, 1940
  • Auritibicen flammatus viridiflavus Kato, 1939

For more information about Auritibicen flammatus, visit Cicadae in Japan.

Species name information comes from Allen Sanborn’s Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).

February 12, 2019

Auritibicen kyushyuensis (Kato, 1926)

Filed under: Auritibicen | Cryptotympanini | Japan | Kato | Osamu Hikino — Dan @ 1:01 am

Auritibicen kyushyuensis is found in Japan and is known as Kyushu-ezo-zemi.

Auritibicen kyushyuensis photo by Osamu Hikino:
Photo by Osamu Hikino

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
SubTribe: Cryptotympanina
Genus: Auritibicen (formerly Lyristes and Tibicen)
Species: Auritibicen kyushyuensis (Kato, 1926)

For more information about this cicada, visit Cicadae in Japan.

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