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October 20, 2023

Pink teneral Neotibicen lyricen

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations | Teneral — Tags: — Dan @ 9:10 pm

Neotibicen cicadas come in a variety of pastel colors when they are in their teneral (soft) phase, when they inflate their wings and harden their bodies after molting their nymphal skins. Teneral Neotibicen can feature the colors pink, yellow and blue, in addition to pastel versions of the oranges, browns and greens we commonly see on their fully-hardened adult bodies.

Here’s an example of a male Neotibicen lyricen that was pink when it was teneral:

Pink teneral Neotibicen lyricen

Pink teneral Neotibicen lyricen

Pink teneral Neotibicen lyricen

Here’s photos of the same cicada as a nymph and a hardened adult. See that its mesonotum are black and brown, not green and brown. It’s closer to a Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti than the Neotibicen lyricen lyricen, which has green on its mesonotum (the cicada’s shield-like back).

Hardened adult:
Hardened Lyricen 02(small)

Megatibicen grossus odds and ends

Filed under: Exuvia | Megatibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: , — Dan @ 7:44 pm

I had virtually no time in the summer of 2023 to look for cicadas outside my town. Also in 2023, the name of Megatibicen auletes (Germar, 1834) aka Northern Dusk Singing Cicada changed to Megatibicen grossus. While I was not lucky enough to see a Megatibicen grossus, I did find exuvia (molted skins), a headless corpse and some exit holes in late August in the Brendan Byrne park in New Jersey. Something is better than nothing.

A male exuvia and a headless female Megatibicen grossus
Small exuvia and  female Megatibicen corpse

A headless female Megatibicen grossus
Small female Megatibicen corpse

A Megatibicen grossus exuvia with ruler.
Small Megatibicen exuvia

A Megatibicen grossus hole
Small Megatibicen hole

Three exuvia top to bottom: Megatibicen auletes, Neotibicen sp., Neocicada hieroglyphica
Small image of Megatibicen, Neotibicen and Neocicada skins.

October 18, 2023

Cicadas on leaves & trees – Brood V Magicicada from Morgantown, WV (2016), gallery #2

Filed under: Brood V | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 8:39 pm

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

Visit Gallery #1 for more photos from Brood V.

Click/tap the image for a larger version:

Magicicada septedecula hiding
 Magicicada septedecula hiding

Magicicada septendecim on a leaf
Magicicada septendecim on a leaf

Magicicada with mustard eyes
Magicicada with mustard eyes

Magicicada with pale eyes
Magicicada with pale eyes

Many Exuvia on Oak Leaves
Many Exuvia on Oak Leaves

Red and Orange eyes
Red and Orange eyes

Teneral Magicicada on leaf
Teneral Magicicada on leaf

Three Magicicada
Three Magicicada

Three Magicicada
Three Magicicada

Three Magicicada
Three Magicicada

Under A Leaf
 Under A Leaf

Magicicada on leaves
Magicicada on leaves

Visit Gallery #1 for more photos from Brood V.

Core Arboretum – Brood V Magicicada from Morgantown, WV (2016), gallery #2

Filed under: Brood V | Eye Color | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 7:59 pm

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

Click/tap the images for larger versions.

Visit Gallery #1 from more photos From the Core Arboretum, Morgantown, and Brood V.

Magicicada cassini on tree plague:
Magicicada cassini on tree plague

Magicicada exit chimney:
Magicicada exit chimney

Magicicada septendecim abdomen:
Magicicada septendecim abdomen

Magicicada septendecim:
Magicicada septendecim

Magicicada with beige eyes:
Magicicada with beige eyes

Magicicada with damaged wings and beige eyes:
Magicicada with damaged wings and beige eyes

Magicicada with slightly orange markings on abdomen could be ‘decula or cassini:
Magicicada with slightly orange markings on abdomen could be decula or cassini

Magicicada with white eyes:
Magicicada with white eyes

Magicicada with white eyes:
Magicicada with white eyes

Male Magicicada septendecim abdomen:
Male Magicicada septendecim abdomen

Many Magicicada exuvia and corpses:
Many Magicicada exuvia and corpses

Visit Gallery #1 from more photos From the Core Arboretum, Morgantown, and Brood V.

A Neotibicen tibicen tibicen from Central New Jersey, gallery #2

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 7:27 pm

Photos of a Neotibicen tibicen tibicen aka Morning or Swamp cicada from August 28th, 2016. The cicada was found in Monmouth county, NJ.

Click/tab the thumbnail images for big versions:

Visit Gallery #1 for the start of the transformation.

Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Under Short Wave Ultraviolet Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

This cicada is a female:
Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Teneral Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Visit Gallery #1 for the start of the transformation.

Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania Magicicada Emergence Gallery #2

Filed under: Brood V | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 5:35 pm

Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania Magicicada Emergence Gallery #2.
These images are from 2016, Brood V.
Click/tap the image for a larger version.
Visit Gallery #1 as well.

Many Magicicada on a tree in the shade:
Many Magicicada

Many Magicicada

Many Magicicada

Many Magicicada

Many Magicicada

Ovipositing Magicicada septendecim:
Ovipositing septendecim

Ovipositing septendecim

Two Magicicada septendecim:
Two septendecim

Zombie Cicada. Not Really, just dead:
Zombie Cicada – Not Really just dead

Visit Gallery #1 as well.

October 17, 2023

Roy Troutman’s 2013 Brood II cicada photos, gallery 3

When Roy Troutman visited New Jersey and New York in 2013 for Brood II he took a lot of great cicada photos.

Here is a sample of the best.
Click the images for a larger version.
Also visit Gallery #1 and Gallery #2.

Magicicada molting by Roy Troutman
Magicicada molting by Roy Troutman

Magicicada with exuvia by Roy Troutman
Magicicada with exuvia by Roy Troutman

Mustard eyed Magicicada septendecim by Roy Troutman
Mustard eyed Magicicada septendecim by Roy Troutman

Roy Troutman and Elias Bonaros at the Periodical Cicada display at the American Museum of Natural History, photo by Michelle Troutman
Roy Troutman, John Cooley, Ed Johnson and Dan Mozgai

Roy Troutman, John Cooley, Ed Johnson and Dan Mozgai
Roy Troutman and Elias Bonaros at the Periodical Cicada display at the American Museum of Natural History by Michelle Troutman

Teneral Magicada by Roy Troutman
Teneral Magicada by Roy Troutman

Roy Troutman’s 2013 Brood II cicada photos, gallery 2

When Roy Troutman visited New Jersey and New York in 2013 for Brood II he took a lot of great cicada photos.
Here is a sample of the best.
Click the images for a larger version.
Visit Gallery #1 and Gallery #3 as well.

John Cooley and Ed Johnson speaking at the Staten Island Museum Six Legged Sex event by Roy Troutman
John Cooley and Ed Johnson speaking at the Staten Island Museum Six Legged Sex event by Roy Troutman

Light Up Cicada Sculpture at the Staten Island Museum by Roy Troutman
Light Up Cicada Sculpture at the Staten Island Museum by Roy Troutman

Magicicada septendecim by Roy Troutman
M. septendecim by Roy Troutman

Magicicada cassini flying inbetween calling in Colonia NJ by Roy Troutman
Magicicada cassini flying inbetween calling in Colonia NJ by Roy Troutman

Magicicada cassini in flight in Colonia NJ by Roy Troutman
Magicicada cassini in flight in Colonia NJ by Roy Troutman

Magicicada corpses and exuvia by Roy Troutman
Magicicada corpses and exuvia by Roy Troutman

Magicicada mating by Roy Troutman
Magicicada mating by Roy Troutman

Magicicada exuvia by Roy Troutman
Magicicada exuvia by Roy Troutman

Magicicada septendecim mating by Roy Troutman
Magicicada septendecim mating by Roy Troutman

Magicicada staring at you by Roy Troutman
Magicicada staring at you by Roy Troutman

October 16, 2023

Gallery of Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora, part 6

Filed under: Costa Rica | Jose Mora | Photos & Illustrations | Quesada — Dan @ 8:28 pm

Gallery of Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora, part 6.
More: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

These are photos that appear to be a cicada belonging to the genus Quesada, like Quesada gigas because of the yellow coloring visible on the wings:
yellow on wings

A cicada that died while molting:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

An adult cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

An adult cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

Molted cicada skins on a tree:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

Molted cicada skins on a tree:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

Molted cicada skins on a tree:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

Molted cicada skins on a tree:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

A cicada that died while molting:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

A cicada that died while molting:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

An adult cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora

Gallery of Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora, part 5

Filed under: Costa Rica | Jose Mora | Photos & Illustrations | Quesada — Dan @ 7:58 pm

Gallery of Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora, part 5.
More: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 6.

These are nighttime photos and appear to be a cicada belonging to the genus Quesada, like Quesada gigas.

Molting cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

Molting cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

Molting cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

Molting cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

Molting cicada:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

The cicada has left its nymphal skin, and now its body can harden:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

The cicada has left its nymphal skin, and now its body can harden:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

The cicada has left its nymphal skin, and now its body can harden:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

The cicada has left its nymphal skin, and now its body can harden:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

The cicada has left its nymphal skin, and now its body can harden:
Cicada Photos from Costa Rica by Jose Mora,

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