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June 2, 2007

Time to face the (cicada) music

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada — Dan @ 6:40 am

A great photo of a Magicicada by Christina Thorell:

Adult Magicicada

June 1, 2007

Chicago

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada — Dan @ 9:05 pm

Looking forward to seeing Gene Kritsky speak tomorrow at the Lake County Forest Preserve.

Blogs (some with pictures)
First, Catch Your Cicada .

Photo of the day

Photo by Joe Balynas.

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Cicadas in Ann Arbor area?

Filed under: Magicicada — Dan @ 3:01 pm

Kaz wrote to tell us that Magicicadas are appearing around Ann Arbor MI, contrary to popular opinion — I’ll waiting for pictures to confirm…. Developing…

Update: these would be Brood X stragglers, not brood XIII. 🙂

May 28, 2007

Emergence Report for 5/28

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada — Dan @ 9:53 am

There’s been some Wisconsin reports: Lake Geneva, WI and Iowa County. Will Iowa state be next?

Photos

There are hundreds of cicada photos on flickr. Here’s some favorites:

A pile of exuvia.

A large pile at the foot of a tree.

Dozens climbing up a tree limb.

Close up of an adult.

Magicicada Emerging from its Exuvia

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada — Dan @ 8:59 am

Here’s some nice close ups (macros) of a Magicicada emerging from its exuvia (what most people call skin, or husk, or shell). The photos were taken by Michael Fiorenzo with a Nikon Coolpix 3200. Click the images for the full size originals.

Molting Magicicada:
Molting Magicicada

Molting Magicicada:
Molting Magicicada

Mating Magicicada:
Mating Magicicada

May 25, 2007

Emergence Report for 5/26

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada — Dan @ 9:17 pm

New Emergence Locations: River Forest, Oak Park, Lenox (all Illinois)

Anyone in Wisconsin or Iowa see a cicada yet?

Photos:

And squirrels eating cicadas!

More Flickr photo sets:

ninjono’s cicada photos.

Elmhurst Bags’ cicada photos.

baywatchbanks’ cicada photos.

mawlor410’s cicada photos.

srfagan’s cicada photos. Nice photos of piles of cicada skins at the base of a tree.

Also read my article: Are cicadas safe to eat?. Watch out if you’re prone to gout.

May 24, 2007

Emergence Report for 5/25

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada — Tags: — Dan @ 7:47 pm

Emergence Location: Highland Park.

Photos:

An interesting photo from Daniel Devine’s blog: one nymph crawling on top of an adult trying to emerge:

Daniel Devine

Photos by Mark Muto of cicadas from North Riverside.

Magicicada nymph

Magicicada

May 23, 2007

Emergence Report for 5/24

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada — Dan @ 10:03 pm

Emergence Locations: Glenview, Flossmoor, Des Plaines, Brookfield, Palos Heights, … (all Illinois)

Photos!
A funny photo from from James P from Glenview, IL (click the image for a larger version):

jamesp-cropped01

From Sue B in Flossmoor, IL, the cicadas and the sea gulls patiently waiting to eat them:

seagulls

magicicada skins

Cicada Rapp

Filed under: Magicicada | Music — Dan @ 4:35 am

Check out the CicadaCicadaCiada rapp by Soul-gers on the Mic (MySpace Music). You’ll notice that they use real cicada sounds in place of instruments in the song — pretty cool!

May 22, 2007

Brood XIV Stragglers in Ohio, Part 3

Filed under: Brood XIV | Magicicada | Periodical Stragglers | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 7:05 pm

Here’s another Brood XIV straggler from Roy Troutman’s yard. It’s hard to believe all that cicada once fit in that tiny skin.

Brood XIV Stragglers in Ohio, Part 3

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