Cicada Mania

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July 5, 2009

Life in the Undergrowth

Filed under: Magicicada | Pop Culture | Video — Dan @ 10:02 am

I just finished watching the BBC mini-series Life in the Undergrowth staring several million invertebrates and David Attenborough. (I watched it in between the picnics, fireworks, and swimming that mostly occupies my time.) Fans of cicadas and land-dwelling invertebrates will love this show. Attenborough is the best when it comes to explaining the natural world to TV viewers.

BBC thoughtfully put the segment of the show about 17 year cicadas on YouTube.

I like the bit when he lures the male around by imitating the wing flicks of females.

You can buy it in the usual places, or rent it of course.

May 31, 2009

Magicicada photos from Sandy Aiello

Filed under: Brood II | Magicicada | Pop Culture — Dan @ 8:29 am

Sandy Aiello was kind enough to let us post some of her Magicicada photos on Cicadamania:

Magicicada photos from Sandy Aiello

Magicicada photo from Sandy Aiello

April 18, 2009

Cicada Pull Toy

Filed under: Roy Troutman | Toys and Amusements — Dan @ 1:27 pm

Today I found this cicada-shaped toy in my mail.

Cicada Toy

Thanks Roy Troutman!

April 11, 2009

Fantastic Magicicada Tattoo

Filed under: Tattoos — Dan @ 7:46 am


3-22-2009-1, originally uploaded by Kate loves vee dubs.

Take a look at Kate’s Magicicada tattoo. It is fantastic!

February 28, 2009

Cicada Products

Filed under: Pop Culture — Dan @ 1:21 pm

Thanks to Roy for this link to wholesale manufacturers and their cicada-related goods. My favorite is the Canned Jinchan.

JINCHAN

January 3, 2009

Cicada Stuff

Filed under: Pop Culture — Dan @ 1:16 pm

Various cicada pins, lures and other items I’ve collected over the years.

Cicada magnets, key-rings, pens, buttons, pins, fishing lures, etc. Cicada magnets, key-rings, pens, buttons, pins, fishing lures, etc.

November 9, 2008

Semi-Ningen meets Cicada Man

Filed under: Toys and Amusements — Dan @ 8:54 pm

Semi Ningen and Cincinnati Cicada Man

It’s fall in the North East and things are kind of slow. 🙂

Semi Ningen and Cincinnati Cicada Man.

October 19, 2008

Cicada Halloween

Filed under: Cicada Arts | Halloween — Dan @ 9:08 pm


Cicada army, originally uploaded by selenium2000.

Some folks will find this terrifying.

September 21, 2008

And these are cicada bottles

Filed under: Pop Culture — Dan @ 1:33 pm


bottle_cicada_dtl, originally uploaded by BreadnBadger.

September 13, 2008

Semi-Ningen

Filed under: Japan | Toys and Amusements — Dan @ 6:10 pm

Meet Semi-Ningen, star of the Japanese monster movie Ultra Q Episode 16 “The Revenge of Garamon”. He’s part Cicada, part human, and all scary.

Shake on it?, originally uploaded by RedYoda.

Semi Ningen (Cicada-Human) is dispatched to earth, disguised as a human man, by his evil alien Cicada brethren and tasked with controlling (2) Garamon to create all kinds of general havoc in Tokyo.

Semi-Ningen

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