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January 11, 2007

It’s a Floury Baker aka Aleeta curvicosta

Filed under: Aleeta | Australia | Lamotialnini — Tags: — Dan @ 6:29 am

Michelle Thompson took this picture of a cicada on the trunk of her oak tree in Willoughby in Sydney Australia. It’s a Floury Baker aka Aleeta curvicosta.

Floury Baker

December 24, 2006

Green Grocer Emerging

Filed under: Australia | Cyclochila | Molting — Tags: , — Dan @ 3:28 pm

George Dalidakis emailed us this fantastic series of a Green Grocer cicadas (Cyclochila australasiae) emerging from its nymph exoskeleton (molting).

September 22, 2006

La cigale déploie ses ailes

Filed under: France | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 2:07 pm

Did I post this already?

Here’s a wonderful series of cicada photos from Pierre Guilhaumon titled La cigale déploie ses ailes.

September 5, 2006

A cicada photo from South Korea

Filed under: Cryptotympana | Cryptotympanini | Korea — Tags: — Dan @ 3:19 pm

The photo below was taken by Jon Allen in Yeouido park in Seoul in South Korea. Click the image for a huge version. Anyone know what it is?

A cicada photo from South Korea

Visit the gallery page for the Cryptotympana atrata .

August 21, 2006

Auletes IS the biggest USA cicada!

Cicada researcher Kathy Hill took this unbelievable photo of 18 different USA Neotibicen & Megatibicen specimens, plus a Quesada gigas (upper right) for comparison.

Kathy Hill. Auletes is the biggest Tibicen

Click/tap the image for a much larger version. Contact Insect Singers for more information about the image.

I just took a photo of all the “eastern USA” Tibicens except
latifasciata, which we haven’t got yet (I didn’t include the “little
western” Tibicens like T. texana that are more centrally located
either). But I did also add T. duryi from the west coast and Q.
gigas, just for comparison.

I just wanted to prove that auletes IS the biggest USA cicada 🙂

Note that the these cicadas were reorganized into two new genera: Megatibicen (larger USA Tibicen) and Neotibicen (smaller USA Tibicen) since this original announcement in 2006.

June 4, 2006

ID this Thailand Cicada!

Filed under: Santisuk Vibul | Thailand — Dan @ 1:12 am

Can you ID this cicada from Bangkok, Thailand? Santisuk Vibul (the photographer) and I would be greatly pleased it your could.

Update: Here’s the ventral view, David:

Cicada, Cicada. Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2006.

Update: More Photos! NEW! Santisuk Vibul’ s Cicada Photos from Bangkok, Thailand.

Thailand Cicada

Some more info:

  • Cicada in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • An annual adult male cicada of unspecified genus and species.
  • Photo taken: April 15, 2006 by Santisuk Vibul, Bangkok, Thailand. (While it was alive)
  • Characteristics: The cicada is brown in color with red eyes and brown wing veins. The total body length is 5 cm including wings. The body only is 3.5 cm and the body width is 1.5 cm.
  • Please notice about a white band on the tail part of the body, it appears in both males and females.
  • The calling songs of the cicada more or less resemble that of T. auletes.

February 20, 2006

Japanese Cicada Website

Filed under: Japan — Dan @ 9:22 pm

Here’s an excellent cicada website from Japan. This site features four gallerys of cicada photos, and a distribution map of Japanese cicadas. Thanks to Nanami Higashino for creating such a fine website.

November 28, 2005

Thailand’s Amazing Insects

Filed under: Thailand — Dan @ 5:27 am

If you’re interested in cicadas and insects in general from Thailand, check out John Moore’s Thailand’s Amazing Insects.

Thanks to Michel Chantraine for the link.

October 25, 2005

Cicada Time in Australia

Filed under: Australia — Dan @ 5:45 am

Somebody kick me if I’m wrong, but, I’m pretty sure it’s now the start of cicada season in Australia.

August 11, 2005

Nine new Neotibicen photos

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | Tibicen | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 5:19 am

These are photos from 2005. Neotibicen tibicen tibicen aka Swamp or Morning Cicada. Back in 2005 we called them Tibicen chloromera.

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