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March 21, 2020

Swamp and Lyric Cicada Compared

These photos compare female Swamp (Neotibicen tibicen tibicen) and Lyric (Neotibicen lyricen lyricen) cicadas. Photos by me (Dan Mozgai).

Ventral view. Females. Neotibicen tibicen tibicen top, Neotibicen lyricen lyricen bottom:
Lyric and Swamp Cicada

Dorsal view. Females. Neotibicen tibicen tibicen top, Neotibicen lyricen lyricen bottom:
Swamp and Lyric Cicada

Female Neotibicen lyricen lyricen:
Lyric cicada

Female Neotibicen tibicen tibicen:
Swamp cicada

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen from Raleigh, NC

Filed under: Neotibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | United States — Dan @ 4:03 pm

A Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Swamp/Morning Cicada) from Raleigh, NC. Caught by Bill Reynolds. Caught by me (Dan Mozgai).

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen Raleigh NC

The next two photos compare the Swamp cicada from Raleigh with another from my collection (from New Jersey) with darker coloring.

Two Swamp Cicadas – dorsal view. Notice the variation in coloring.
Two Swamp Cicadas - dorsal view

Two Swamp Cicadas – ventral view. Note the difference in the shape of the tymbal cover. The one from Raleigh has the pointed tymbal cover.
Two Swamp Cicadas - ventral view

Neotibicen winnemanna from Garner, NC

Filed under: Neotibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 3:54 pm

A Neotibicen winnemanna (Eastern Scissor(s) Grinder) from Garner, NC. Photos by me (Dan Mozgai). Caught by Bill Reynolds.

Neotibicen winnemanna Garner NC #3

Neotibicen winnemanna Garner NC #4

Neotibicen winnemanna Garner NC

Neotibicen winnemanna Garner NC #2

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti from Raleigh, NC

Filed under: Neotibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 3:48 pm

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti (Dark Lyric Cicada) from Raleigh, NC. 2015. Photos by me (Dan Mozgai). Caught by Bill Reynolds.

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti Raleigh NC #3

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti Raleigh NC #4

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti Raleigh NC #5

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti Raleigh NC

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti Raleigh NC #2

False cicada chimneys

Filed under: Santisuk Vibul | Thailand — Dan @ 3:17 pm

Some photos of False cicada chimneys by Santisuk Vibul. Bangkok, Thailand. 2010.

False Chimney photo by Santisuk Vibul:
False Chimney photo by Santisuk Vibul

Split false chimney photo by Santisuk Vibul:
Split false chimney photo by Santisuk Vibul

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia

Filed under: Dundubia | Dundubiini | Santisuk Vibul | Thailand — Dan @ 3:11 pm

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008 by Santisuk Vibul Click the photos for larger versions Adult male cicada, Genus: Dundubia, Species: unidentified. Photo Taken: 19 March 2008. Adult male cicada, Genus: Dundubia, Species: unidentified. Photo Taken: 19 March 2008. Left tymbal after removing fore-wing, hind-wing and operculum.Note: Photos were taken from the dissected fresh specimen just after dead. Dissection was performed after putting the cicada into 70 percent methyl alcohol for 5 minutes. Left tymbal after removing fore-wing, hind-wing and operculum. Note: Photos were taken from the dissected fresh specimen just after dead. Dissection was performed after putting the cicada into 70 percent methyl alcohol for 5 minutes. The removed tymbal. The removed tymbal. Right operculum has been moved downward to show the right tymbal Right operculum has been moved downward to show the right tymbal. (The same cicada as above)

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

Cicada Photos by Santisuk Vibul from Thailand

Filed under: Santisuk Vibul | Thailand — Dan @ 3:00 pm

This gallery of cicada photos comes from Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

“A cicada immature nymph in the track. I found it when I lifted up a cement plate from the ground near a mango tree.” Cicada chimney. “Cicada chimney. Photo taken while it was freshly built.” Cicada chimney. “A cicada mature nymph is emerging from the nymph skin.” Cicada chimney. “Newly emerged cicada.” Cicada chimney. “Emerging cicada. I caught a mature nymph which just came up from the ground and put it on a leaf for close observation.” Cicada chimney. “Newly emerged cicada. (The same cicada as above)” Cicada chimney. “Adult male cicada. Photo taken: April 15, 2006” Cicada chimney. “Adult female cicada. Photo taken: March 16, 2006” Images Copyright © 2006 Santisuk Vibul

Newly Emerged Cicada on a Tree:
Santisuk Vibul Newly Emerged Cicada on a Tree. Thailand. 2006.

Newly Emerged:
Santisuk Vibul Newly Emerged. Thailand. 2006.

Immature nymph:
Immature nymph. Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

Cicada emerging on tree:
Cicada emerging on tree. Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

Cicada emerging:
Cicada emerging. Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

Cicada chimney:
Cicada chimney. Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

Cicada ventral view:
Cicada, Cicada. Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

Adult Male Cicada:
Adult Male Cicada.Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

Adult Female Cicada:
Adult Female Cicada. Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

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 | Leptopsaltriini | Osamu Hikino | Tanna — Tags: — Dan @ 7:08 pm

Male Tanna japonensis photo by Osamu Hikino. Japan.

Male Tanna japonensis photo by Osamu Hikino. Japan.

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