Cicada Mania

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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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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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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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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:

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