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March 16, 2020

Brood XIX stragglers in NC, 2010

Filed under: Brood XIX | Lenny Lampel | Magicicada | Periodical Stragglers — Tags: — Dan @ 5:38 pm

Magicicada tredecassini by Lenny Lampel Natural Resources Coordinator Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Charlotte, NC. 2010.

Magicicada tredecassini (abdomen), Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel):
Magicicada tredecassini (abdomen), Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel)

Magicicada tredecassini, Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel):
Magicicada tredecassini, Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel)

Magicicada tredecassini exuvia, Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel):
Magicicada tredecassini exuvia, Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel)

Magicicada tredecassini exuvia on spicebush, Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel):
Magicicada tredecassini exuvia on spicebush, Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel)

March 15, 2020

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004

Filed under: Brood X | Magicicada | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 4:14 pm

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Ohio.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Adult Magicicada.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Molted cicada.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Adults.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Molted cicadas.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Molted cicada.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Molted cicada.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Molted cicada.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Adult Magicicadas.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Adult Magicicada.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Molting cicada.

March 8, 2020

Magicicada photos by Les Daniels, part 3.

Filed under: Les Daniels | Magicicada — Dan @ 2:33 pm

Magicicada photos by Les Daniels, part 3. Here’s part 1 and part 2.

Les has a book called The Season of the Cicadas, which I recommend.

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Magicicada photos by Les Daniels, part 2

Filed under: Les Daniels | Magicicada — Dan @ 2:27 pm

Magicicada photos by Les Daniels, part 2. Heres part 1 and part 3.

Les has a book called The Season of the Cicadas, which I recommend.

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Magicicada photos by Les Daniels, part 1

Filed under: Les Daniels | Magicicada — Dan @ 2:22 pm

Magicicada photos by Les Daniels, part 1. Here’s part 2 and part 3.

Les has a book called The Season of the Cicadas, which I recommend.

Adult Magicicadas by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicadas by Les Daniels

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Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

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Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicadas by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicadas by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicadas by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicadas by Les Daniels

Brood XIII cicada photos by Mark Muto

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color | Magicicada — Tags: — Dan @ 10:04 am

Brood XIII cicada photos by Mark Muto, from 2007. Photos were taken in North Riverside, Illinois.

Magicicada nymph climbing on a tree branch:
Brood XIII cicada photos by Mark Muto, from 2007. Photos were taken in North Riverside, Illinois.

Magicicada septendecim (Pharaoh cicada):
Brood XIII cicada photos by Mark Muto, from 2007. Photos were taken in North Riverside, Illinois.

Two Magicicada, one with blue eyes:
Brood XIII cicada photos by Mark Muto, from 2007. Photos were taken in North Riverside, Illinois.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes

Filed under: Brood X | Magicicada | Molting | Teneral — Dan @ 9:07 am

Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Recently molted Magicicada, still hanging from its nymphal skin:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Molting Magicicada:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Two adult Magicicada:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Recently molted Magicicada hanging from its nymphal skin:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Molting Magicicada:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Magicicada stuck in its nymphal skin

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada | Molting — Dan @ 8:47 am

Occasionally cicadas get stuck in their nymphal skins (exuvia) during the molting process (ecdysis). The reasons why might be external forces like temperature, rain, wind, interference by other cicadas or other insects like ants, or something wrong with the cicada itself.

This is a photo sent to us by Liz G back in 2007 during Brood XIII from Peoria, Illinois.

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Brood XIII cicadas by James P

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada — Dan @ 7:44 am

A funny photo from James P. from Glenview, IL. 2007. Recently emerged Brood XIII Magicicada cicadas sharing a branch. Magicicada adults are white when they molt, but turn black as their bodies harden (sclerotize).

Brood XIII Magicicada cicadas by James P. A funny photo from James P. from Glenview, IL. 2007.

Brood XIII Magicicada cicadas by James P. A funny photo from James P. from Glenview, IL. 2007.

March 7, 2020

Magicicada nymphs found by Elias, part 2

Filed under: Elias Bonaros | Magicicada | Nymphs | Periodical — Dan @ 6:02 am

Continuing from part 1, Elias Bonaros did some digging and took these photos of first and second instar Magicicada periodical cicadas on a warm winter day (March 21, 2010).

Now you know what cicadas look like when they’re underground!

Generally speaking the ones with the bulbous abdomens are second instar, and the smaller ones with the less bulbous or not bulbous abdomens are first instar.

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