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April 4, 2020

Photos of teneral Megatibicen dorsatus by Greg Holmes

Megatibicen dorsatus is arguably the most beautiful cicada in the United States. Even it its teneral (meaning soft) form right after molting, in is visually impressive.

These three photos were taken by Greg Holmes of a Megatibicen dorsatus in its post-molting, teneral state.

M. dorsatus; teneral; copyright Greg Holmes

M. dorsatus; teneral; copyright Greg Holmes

M. dorsatus; teneral; copyright Greg Holmes

March 29, 2020

Core Arboretum – Brood V Magicicada from Morgantown, WV (2016)

Filed under: Brood II,Magicicada,Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 11:02 am

This is a gallery of Magicicadas taken at West Virginia University’s Core Arboretum from the 2013 Brood V emergence.

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More from Brood V:

Cicadas on leaves & trees – Brood V Magicicada from Morgantown, WV (2016)

Filed under: Brood II,Magicicada,Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 10:51 am

This is a gallery of Magicicadas on leaves & trees from West Virginia University’s Core Arboretum from the 2013 Brood V emergence.

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More from Brood V:

Brood V Magicicada from Morgantown, WV (2016)

Filed under: Brood V,Magicicada,Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 10:27 am

These are photos of Magicicada from the Brood V emergence in Morgantown, WV in 2016.

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More from Brood V:

Molting & Molted cicadas – Brood II Magicicada from Metuchen, New Jersey (2013)

Filed under: Brood II,Magicicada,Molting,Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 10:14 am

This is a series of molting and recently molted teneral (soft) cicadas from the 2013 Brood II Magicicada emergence in Metuchen, NJ.

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Other galleries in this series:

Dead Specimens – Brood II Magicicada from Middlesex County, New Jersey (2013)

Photos of dead specimens from the Brood II Magicicada emergence in Middlesex County, NJ, in 2013.

Brood II Magicada collection from 2013:
Brood II Magicada collection from 2013 2

Brood II Magicada collection from 2013:
Brood II Magicada collection from 2013 2

Comparison of Male and Female Magicicada genitalia:
Comparison of Male and Female Magicicada

Magicicada septendecula female abdomen:
Magicicada septendecula female abdomen

Magicicada septendecim hind wing:
Magicicada septendecim hind wing

Male Magicicada septendecim infected with Massospora cicadina fungus:
Male Magicicada septendecim infected with Massospora cicadina fungus

Live Specimens – Brood II Magicicada from Middlesex County, New Jersey (2013)

Filed under: Brood II,Magicicada,Photos & Illustrations — Tags: , — Dan @ 9:54 am

These are photos of live cicada specimens from the 2013 Brood II emergence in Middlesex County, NJ.

Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ:
Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ.

Male Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ. Abdomen.
Male Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ. Abdomen

Male Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ:
Male Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ

Male Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ:
Male Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ

Male Magicicada Metuchen NJ:
Male Magicicada Metuchen NJ

Female Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ:
Female Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ

Male M. septendecim Metuchen NJ:
Male M_ septendecim Metuchen NJ

People and cicadas – Brood II Magicicada from Metuchen, New Jersey (2013)

People and cicadas – Brood II Magicicada from Metuchen, New Jersey (2013).

These are photos of people and cicadas from Brood II.

My sister and a cicada:
Beauty and the Beast

Can I give you a hand?
Can I give you a hand _Magicicada nymphs in Metuchen NJ_

Artist Asher Jay and a friend collecting cicadas:
Hunting for cicadas in Metuchen

John Cooley being interviewed by the New York Times with musician David Rothenberg in the foreground:
John Cooley being interviewed by the New York Times in Metuchen with David Rothenberg in the foreground

White eyes – Brood II Magicicada from Metuchen, New Jersey (2013)

Filed under: Brood II,Eye Color,Magicicada,Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 9:38 am

These are photos of a Magicicada septendecim with yellow-white eyes, which is rare, but you can usually find one or two if you spend enough time looking for them. The photos were taken during the 2013 Brood II emergence in Metuchen, NJ.

Yellow-White Eyed Male Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ

Yellow-White eyed Male Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ 2

White eyed male Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ

White eyed male Magicicada septendecim Metuchen NJ 2

Chimneys – Brood II Magicicada from Metuchen, New Jersey (2013)

Filed under: Brood II,Chimneys,Magicicada,Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 9:31 am

These are some small cicada chimneys created by Magicicada during Brood II in 2013 in Metuchen. Magicicadas occasionally create chimneys above the holes they emerge from — more often when the soil is wet or ground is shadowed (under a deck, in a lawn mower shed). These were shaded by a large pine.

Cicada Chimney Metuchen Brood II

Cicada Chimney Metuchen Brood II

Cicada Chimney Metuchen Brood II

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