Cicada Mania

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Photos & Illustrations of cicadas.

March 28, 2020

Brood X Stragglers from 2017 in Princeton

Photos of Brood X stragglers in Princeton, New Jersey, from back in 2017. The rest of the brood will emerge in 2021.

Magicicada cassini with mosaic pigment mutation:
Magicicada cassini with mosaic pigment mutation in Princeton 2017

Magicicada cassini with mosaic pigment mutation:
Magicicada cassini with mosaic pigment mutation in Princeton 2017

Female M. cassini. Notice the all-black abdomen:
Female M. cassini Princeton NJ 2017

Cicada skins and Albert Einstein:

Close up!
Close up Magicicada

Magicicada cassini:
Magicicada cassini; Brood X straggler

More Neotibicen latifasciatus photos

Filed under: Cryptotympanini,Neotibicen,Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 1:03 pm

These Neotibicen latifasciatus photos came from a ‘cicada hunt’ in the summer of 2016 in Cape May county New Jersey. See more here.

Male Neotibicen latifasciatus:
male Neotibicen latifasciatus 03

Male Neotibicen latifasciatus on cedar:
Male Neotibicen latifasciatus on cedar

Male Neotibicen latifasciatus on cedar:
Male Neotibicen latifasciatus on cedar 2

Male Neotibicen latifasciatus on cedar:
Male Neotibicen latifasciatus on cedar

Male Neotibicen latifasciatus:
male Neotibicen latifasciatus

Neotibicen latifasciatus exuvia:
Neotibicen latifasciatus exuvia

Random Neotibicen photos from 2018

Filed under: Cryptotympanini,Neotibicen,Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 8:31 am

This is a random set of photos from 2018 of Neotibicen cicadas.

Female N. tibicen tibicen (Swamp/Morning cicada) with eggs. Monmouth county, NJ.
Female N tibicen with eggs

Neotibicen linnei male – Little Silver NJ Aug 11 2018:
Neotibicen linnei male - Little Silver NJ Aug 11 2018

Neotibicen tibicen Little Silver New Jersey Aug 17 2018:
Neotibicen tibicen Little Silver New Jersey Aug 17 2018

Neotibicen tibicen on USA flag. Shrewsbury, NJ:
Neotibicen tibicen on USA flag

Neotibicen tibicen with ruptured wing veins. Monmouth County, NJ:
Neotibicen tibicen with ruptured wing veins

Nightime N. linnei with wound it probably got flying into an illuminated wall. Little Silver, NJ:
Nightime N linnei with wound

Nightime Neotibicen tibicen tibicen. Little Silver, NJ:
Nightime Neotibicen tibicen

Nighttime N. tibicen tibicen on wall. Little Silver, NJ:
Nighttime N tibicen on wall

Prime cicada hunting location. The poor critters are attracted to the light. For better or worse they keep the lights off at this location now. Little Silver, NJ:
Nighttime prime cicada location

Neotibicen canicularis – the Dog Day Cicada

Filed under: Cryptotympanini,Neotibicen,Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 8:24 am

Neotibicen canicularis is one of the smaller Neotibicen. It’s better known as a Dog Day Cicada.

These photos come from a cicada hunt for auletes, but I found this canicularis as well.

Neotibicen canicularis

Male Neotibicen canicularis

Photos of Brood V cicadas in West Virginia by Matt Berger

Photos of Brood V Magicicada in West Virginia by Matt Berger, including many examples of Magicicadas with a variety of eye colors (the typical color is red).

Brood V emerged in West Virginia (and Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Long Island, NY) in 2016. It will next emerge in 2033.

These photos are BIG. Click/tap the thumbnail for larger versions.

Matt has contributed photos to cicadamania.com for many years. In 2016 he was a post-grad student at West Virginia University. The lab he was part of produced this paper:
Discovery of psychoactive plant and mushroom alkaloids in ancient fungal cicada pathogens
Greg R. Boyce, Emile Gluck-Thaler, Jason C. Slot, Jason E. Stajich, William J. Davis, Tim Y. James, John R. Cooley, Daniel G. Panaccione, Jørgen Eilenberg, Henrik H. De Fine Licht, Angie M. Macias, Matthew C. Berger, Kristen L. Wickert, Cameron M. Stauder, Ellie J. Spahr, Matthew D. Maust, Amy M. Metheny, Chris Simon, Gene Kritsky, Kathie T. Hodge, Richard A. Humber, Terry Gullion, Dylan P. G. Short, Teiya Kijimoto, Dan Mozgai, Nidia Arguedas, Matt T. Kasson
bioRxiv 375105; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/375105

Photos of Brood XXII in Ohio and Kentucky by Roy Troutman

Photos of Brood XXII in Ohio and Kentucky by Roy Troutman.

Brood XXII is a brood of 13-year Magicicada. It emerges in a small area of Ohio & Kentucky, as well as Louisiana and Mississippi. It last emerged in 2014, and will emerge again in 2027.

Roy traveled around Ohio and Kentucky mapping locations were Magicicada were present. The result is the paper:
Kritsky, Gene & Troutman, Roy. (2014). The 2014 emergence of a previously unrecognized 13-year brood of periodical cicadas in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky.

The photos are BIG. Click/tap the thumbnails below for larger versions.

March 27, 2020

Brood XXIII photos from 2015, part 2

Filed under: Brood XXIII,Magicicada,Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 6:51 pm

Brood XXIII Magicicada photos from 2015 by me (Dan Mozgai).

In 2015 I took an 8 state road trip to see as much of the brood as possible.

Skip to Part 1.

Cicada holes in Mississippi
Cicada holes in Mississippi

Cicada skins on Touch of Nature sign in Illinois:
Cicada skins on Touch of Nature sign in Illinois

Cicada exuvia at Indiana rest stop:
Cicada exuvia at Indiana rest stop

Teneral Magicicada:
Teneral Magicicada

Male Magicicada tredecim:
Male Magicicada tredecim

Male Female and Male Magicicada tredecim:
Male Female and Male Magicicada tredecim

Teneral female Magiciada tredecim in Kentucky:
Teneral female Magiciada tredecim in Kentucky

Magicicada exuvia in Mississippi:
Magicicada exuvia in Mississippi

Brood XXIII photos from 2015, part 1

Filed under: Brood XXIII,Magicicada,Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 6:44 pm

Brood XXIII Magicicada photos from 2015 by me (Dan Mozgai).

In 2015 I took an 8 state road trip to see as much of the brood as possible.

Skip to Part 2.

Male Magicicada tredecim in Mississippi:
Male Magicicada tredecim in Mississippi

Maybe a Magicicada neotredecim in Illinois:
Maybe a Magicicada neotredecim in Illinois

Cicada exuvia in Giant City in Illinois:
Cicada exuvia in Giant City in Illinois

Cicada chimneys found by Sam Orr in Illinois:
Cicada chimneys found my Sam Orr in Illinois

Magicicada in Kentucky:
Magicicada in Kentucky

Hieroglyphic cicada illustration in Jackson Museum:
Hieroglyphic cicada illustration in Jackson Museum

Teneral female Magicicada tredecim:
Teneral female Magicicada tredecim

Cicada exuvia on Touch of Nature sign in Illinois:
Cicada exuvia on Touch of Nature sign in Illinois

Magicicada Brood VII Cicada Photos from 2018

Filed under: Brood VII,Magicicada,Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 5:48 pm

This is a series of Magicicada photos from the 2018 Brood VII (Onondaga Brood) from Onondaga county New York. Read more about Brood VII.

These photos are BIG. Click/tab to see larger versions.

A Brood V Straggler from 2015 taken by Matt Berger

These are photos of a Brood V Magicicada straggler from 2015 taken in West Virginia taken by Matt Berger. This Magicicada septendecim emerged one year early.

The original photos are BIG; click/tap the images to see the large versions.

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 6

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 5

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 3

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 2

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 2

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