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March 24, 2020

Neotibicen superbus, Megatibicen dorsatus, Megatibicen resh

Left to Right: Neotibicen superbus, Megatibicen dorsatus, Megatibicen dorsatus, Megatibicen resh from the collection of Bill Reynolds.

N. superbus, N. dorsatus, N. resh from the collection of Bill Reynolds

Megatibicen grossus formerly Megatibicen auletes photos

Megatibicen auletes from Bill Reynolds’ collection. A lot of cicadas! People send Bill cicadas from all over the U.S., because he’s a renowned cicada expert, and his collection grows and grows. Lucky guy.

Neotibicen auletes from Bill Reynolds collection

Neotibicen auletes from Bill Reynolds collection

* Note as of 2023 the name of this cicada has changed to Megatibicen grossus. You can also call it a Northern Dusk-Signing Cicada.

Megatibicen dealbatus

Filed under: Bill Reynolds | Megatibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 9:07 pm

Megatibicen dealbatus from Bill Reynolds’ collection.

Neotibicen dealbatus from Bill Reynolds collection

Megatibicen dorsatus

Filed under: Bill Reynolds | Megatibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 9:04 pm

Megatibicen dorsatus from Bill Reynolds’ collection.

Neotibicen dorsatus from Bill Reynolds collection

Neotibicen lyricen

Neotibicen lyricen from Bill Reynolds’ collection.

Top row is Neotibicen lyricen lyricen, and Bottom row is Neotibicen lyricen engelhardi.

Neotibicen lyricen from Bill Reynolds collection

Megatibicen pronotalis

Filed under: Bill Reynolds | Neotibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 8:57 pm

Megatibicen pronotalis from Bill Reynolds’ collection.

Neotibicen pronotalis from Bill Reynolds collection

Neotibicen pronotalis from Bill Reynolds collection #2

Megatibicen resh

Filed under: Bill Reynolds | Neotibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 8:54 pm

Megatibicen resh from Bill Reynolds’ collection.

Neotibicen resh from Bill Reynolds collection

Neotibicen superbus

Filed under: Bill Reynolds | Neotibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 8:52 pm

Neotibicen superbus from Bill Reynolds’ collection.

Neotibicen superbus from Bill Reynolds collection

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen with red cruciform elevations

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen with red cruciform elevations from Bill Reynold’s collection.

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (chloromerus) from Bill Reynolds collection. Note the red cruciform elevation.

Vittagaeana dives (Westwood, 1842)

Filed under: Arenopsaltriini | Gaeanini | India | John O. Westwood | Tosena | Tosenini | Vittagaeana — Tags: , — Dan @ 7:36 pm

This is a Vittagaeana dives (Westwood, 1842) from the W.T. Davis cicada collection at the Staten Island Museum. I believe they can be found in India.

This cicada was formerly known as Tosena dives, but its name recently changed due to research done as part of the article: Hill Kathy B. R., Marshall David C., Marathe Kiran, Moulds Maxwell S., Lee Young June, Pham Thai-Hong, Mohagan Alma B., Sarkar Vivek, Price Benjamin W., Duffels J. P., Schouten Marieke A., de Boer Arnold J., Kunte Krushnamegh, Simon Chris (2021) The molecular systematics and diversification of a taxonomically unstable group of Asian cicada tribes related to Cicadini Latreille, 1802 (Hemiptera:Cicadidae). Invertebrate Systematics 35, 570-601.

Tosena dives (Westwood, 1842)

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Gaeanini
Genus: Vittagaeana
Species: Vittagaeana dives (Westwood, 1842)

See the related cicada: Vittagaeana paviei (Noualhier, 1896)

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