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March 21, 2020

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 13, 2020

Formotosena montivaga (Distant, 1889)

Filed under: Formotosena | Michel Chantraine | Polyneurini | Thailand — Tags: — Dan @ 7:08 pm

Formotosena montivaga (Distant, 1889). Photo by Michel Chantraine. This cicada is found in Thailand.

Formotosena montivaga (Distant, 1889)

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Polyneurini
SubTribe: Formotosenina
Genus: Formotosena
Species: Formotosena montivaga (Distant, 1889)

March 24, 2019

Platypleura watsoni = Platypleura mokensis

Filed under: Burma | India | Michel Boulard | Platypleurini | Thailand | W. L. Distant — Dan @ 1:01 am

Platypleura watsoni, also known as Platypleura mokensis, is a cicada found in Thailand, India, and Myanmar (Burma), and very likely adjacent nations.

Photo by Michel Chantraine:
]Platypleura mokensis

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Platypleurini
Genus: Platypleura
Species: Platypleura watsoni (Distant, 1897)

References:

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

March 22, 2019

Platylomia radah (Distant, 1881)

Filed under: Burma | China | Dundubiini | India | Michel Chantraine | Nepal | Platylomia | Thailand | W. L. Distant — Dan @ 1:01 am

Platylomia radah is a cicada found in Burma, China, India, Nepal, and Thailand.

Photo by Michel Chantraine:
Platylomia radah

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Dundubiini
SubTribe: Dundubiina
Genus: Platylomia
Species: Platylomia radah (Distant, 1881)

For more information about this cicada, visit Cicadas of India.

March 21, 2019

Platypleura mira Distant, 1904

Platypleura mira is a cicada found in Cambodia, Laos, Malasia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Photo by Michel Chantraine:
Platypleura mira

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Platypleurini
Genus: Platypleura
Species: Platypleura mira Distant, 1904

March 20, 2019

Orientopsaltria beaudouini Boulard, 2003

Orientopsaltria beaudouini is a cicada found in Malasia and Thailand.

Photo by Michel Chantraine:
Orientopsaltria beaudouini Boulard, 2003

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Dundubiini
SubTribe: Orientopsaltriina
Genus: Orientopsaltria
Species: Orientopsaltria beaudouini Boulard, 2003

March 19, 2019

Trengganua sibylla (StÄl, 1863)

Filed under: Asia (Continent) | Gaeanini | Malaysia | Thailand | Trengganua — Tags: — Dan @ 6:48 am

Trengganua sibylla (StÄl, 1863) is a cicada found in south-east Asia, specifically peninsular Malaysia and Thailand.

When found in the wild & alive its wings are green and black, but the green turns yellow after death.

Trengganua sibylla (StÄl, 1863)

Here’s a video of a living T. sibylla.

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Gaeanini
Genus: Trengganua
Species: Trengganua sibylla (StÄl, 1863)

Megapomponia intermedia (Distant, 1905)

Megapomponia intermedia is a cicada found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Photo by Michel Chantraine:
Megapomponia intermedia

Note: the image reads Pomponia intermedia, but since the time the photograph was taken the name of the cicada has changed to Megapomponia intermedia.

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Dundubiini
SubTribe: Megapomponiina
Genus: Megapomponia
Species: Megapomponia intermedia (Distant, 1905)

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