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November 25, 2007

Double Drummer photos by Kevin Lee

Filed under: Australia | Kevin Lee | Thopha — Tags: , — Dan @ 6:13 pm

Double Drummer (Thopha saccata) photos by Kevin Lee:

Abdomen

This is a double drummer who got stuck whilst emerging so he never got to fly and sing.. but he still saw the light of day and was in the room with the other cicadas and had a bit of company. But if I had left it on the tree he would have been eaten alive by ants.

double drummer

November 20, 2007

Cicada photos from Australia

Filed under: Australia | Cyclochila | Kevin Lee | Thopha — Tags: , — Dan @ 8:33 pm

I’m happy to announce that we received our first Australian cicada photos of this season!!! The photos were taken by Kevin Lee, Australia’s biggest cicada maniac.

According to Kevin:

This is the season for cicadas and this year they are more proliferating that usual. Some would call it a plague but I love it.

The birds (kookaburras and magpies) are having a feast!

Double Drummer (Thopha saccata):

Double Drummer (Thopha saccata)

The Double Drummer can be found in parts of eastern Queensland and Eastern NSW, from November to early March. (Moulds, M.S.. Australian Cicadas Kennsignton: New South Wales Press, 1990, p.55)

rare green yellow Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae) and others:

Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae)

rare green yellow Green Grocer:

Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae)

Cyclochila australasiae can be found in eastern Queensland, NSW and Victoria, and most emerge in October and November (Moulds, M.S.. Australian Cicadas Kennsignton: New South Wales Press, 1990, p. 61.).

More: Previous posts about Australia’s cicadas.

See all of Kevin’s cicada photos.

October 6, 2007

Cicada Time in Australia

Filed under: Australia — Dan @ 8:59 am

It’s cicada time in Australia again, so I’m reposting my list of Australian cicada names. Australians are the best in the world at naming animals.

Australia has the best cicada names:

  • Cyclochila australasiae
    • Green Grocer
    • Yellow Monday/li>
    • Chocolate Soldier
    • Blue Moon
    • Masked Devil
  • Macrotristria angularis
    • Cherrynose or Whiskey Drinker
  • Tettigarcta crinita
    • Hairy Cicada
  • Pauropsalta extrema
  • Lembeja paradoxa
  • Cystosoma saundersii
    • Bladder Cicada
  • Abricta curvicosta
    • Floury Baker
  • Psaltoda moerens
    • Redeye
    • Cherryeye
  • Anapsaltoda pulchra
  • Arenopsaltria fullo
  • Arunta perulata
    • White Drummer
  • Macrotristria godingi
  • Thopha saccata
  • Psaltoda plaga
  • Tamasa tristigma

There’s plenty more on the the incredible CSIRO Common Names site.

New photos from Iván Jesus Torresano García

Filed under: Ivan Garcia | Spain — Dan @ 8:46 am

Two new cicada photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García from Spain:

Cicada

Cicada

August 12, 2007

More cicadas from Spain

Filed under: Ivan Garcia | Lyristes | Spain | Video — Dan @ 2:38 pm

Iván Jesus Torresano García sent us another 44 photos of Tibicen plebejus aka Lyristes plebejus, and several YouTube videos.

31 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

Some YouTube videos:

Momento en el que finaliza de emerger Cicada 27/June/2007.

Tibicen plebejus recién cogida del parque Forestal Entrevías:

Tibicen plebejus recogida del parque.Emergiendo.27/June/2007

Lyristes plebejus or Tibicen plebejus?Emerging 27/June/2007.

Here’s a cicada news cast from Spain:

August 7, 2007

Who can identify this cicada from Japan?

Filed under: Japan | Oncotympana — Tags: — Dan @ 4:38 am

Turns out to be a Oncotympana Maculaticollis.

Oncotympana Maculaticollis

July 29, 2007

Cicada from Spain

Filed under: Ivan Garcia | Lyristes | Spain — Dan @ 3:07 pm

We have a new gallery, our first from Spain. Tibicen plebejus by Iván Jesus Torresano García. 51 photos in all.

Here’s a sample:

Cicada from Spain

May 28, 2007

Diceroprocta vitripennis. out in Mississippi

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Diceroprocta | Paul Krombholz | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 9:34 am

Here’s a break in the Magicicada mania: a Diceroprocta vitripennis. This photo was taken by Cicada Mania regular Paul Krombholz in Jackson Mississippi just last week. Cicadas like Diceroprocta vitripennis are annual cicadas: they emerge each year in small numbers, and as you can see, they rely on camouflage for survival. Annual cicadas are also quite shy compared to the periodic Magicicadas — they have very different life strategies. American annual cicadas rely on stealth and cunning to survive while searching for a mate. Periodic cicadas rely on the fact that there are so many of them, that some will always survive to carry on the species.

Diceroprocta vitripennis by Paul Krombholz

Diceroprocta vitripennis by Paul Krombholz

Notes from Paul:

I am continuing this season to try to get pictures of all the cicadas in the
Jackson, Mississippi area. I just got a female specimen of Diceroprocta
vitripennis. I found it in low vegetation on a sand bar next to the Pearl
River. Thanks to John Davis and the collectors at the Mississippi Museum of
Science for the tip on where to look for them! From head to wing tips, it
is 38 mm, but the wings of this species are longer in relation to body
length than those of Tibicens. Body length of this vitripennis was only
22mm.

May 26, 2007

Assorted Cicada Stuff

Filed under: Japan | News — Dan @ 8:45 am

A quick break in the Brood XIII action:

A website about Japanese cicadas (Semi). It’s interesting to see all the different varieties of cicadas that exist around the world.

Many, many photos of Japanese cicadas thanks to Google photo search.

May 20, 2007

Hello Cicada

Filed under: Cicada Arts | Japan | Pop Culture — Dan @ 9:43 am

In Japan cicadas are called Semi, a.k.a. 蝉.

Semi

That’s your cicada fact of the day.

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