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March 29, 2020

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

March 28, 2020

2018 Megatibicen auletes hunt

Filed under: Elias Bonaros | Megatibicen — Tags: , — Dan @ 8:14 am

Each year I go to Manchester, NJ to look for Megatibicen auletes aka Northern Dusk-Singing Cicadas. There are auletes in my zipcode, but they’re easier to find in the southern-half of New Jersey. The location is a favorite of Elias Bonaros’, and more times than not we sync-up and go auletes hunting as a team. Good times.

Two auletes are better than one:

M. auletes nymph:

M. auletes exit hole:
Neotibicen auletes exit hole

Megatibicen auletes in Manchester NJ:
Megatibicen auletes in Manchester NJ

Megatibicen auletes exuvia in Manchester NJ:
Megatibicen auletes exuvia in Manchester NJ

Megatibicen auletes climbing tree:
Megatibicen auletes climbing tree

* Note as of 2023 the name of this cicada has changed to Megatibicen grossus. You can also call it a Northern Dusk-Signing Cicada.

Photos of Brood V cicadas in West Virginia by Matt Berger

Filed under: Brood V | Eye Color | Magicicada | Matt Berger | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 6:23 am

Photos of Brood V Magicicada in West Virginia by Matt Berger (Instagram), 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.

A Variety of Eye Colors:
A Variety of Eye Colors by Matt Berger

Teneral Periodical Cicada:
Teneral Periodical Cicada by Matt Berger

Teneral Cicada Up Close:
Teneral Cicada Up Close 2 by Matt Berger

Teneral Cicada Up Close:
Teneral Cicada Up Close 2 by Matt Berger

Molting Cicada by Matt Berger:
Molting Cicada 5 by Matt Berger

Molting Cicada by Matt Berger:
Molting Cicada by Matt Berger

Molting Cicada by Matt Berger:
Molting Cicada by Matt Berger

Molting Cicada by Matt Berger:
Molting Cicada by Matt Berger

Molting Cicada by Matt Berger:
Molting Cicada by Matt Berger

Gray Eyed Cicada by Matt Berger:
Gray Eyed Cicada by Matt Berger scaled

Gray Eyed Cicada by Matt Berger:
Gray Eyed Cicada by Matt Berger scaled

Cicada that sclerotized before it got out of its skin:
Cicada that sclerotized before it got out of its skin by Matt Berger

Cicada Fungus Infection by Matt Berger:
Cicada Fungus Infection by Matt Berger

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, Jorgen 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

Filed under: Brood XXII | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Tags: , — Dan @ 5:45 am

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.

13 Year Cicada molting by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo, Ohio in 2014:
13 Year Cicada molting by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo Ohio in 2014 001

2014 Ohio Magicicada tredecassini adult on leaf by Roy Troutman:
2014 Magicicada on the bark of a tree

2014 Ohio Two Magicicada tredecassini Ecdysis by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio Two M tredecassini Ecdysis by Roy Troutman

2014 Ohio periodical cicadas on a trash bin by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio periodical cicadas on a trash bin by Roy Troutman

2014 Ohio Magicicada tredecassini Teneral by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio M tredecassini Teneral by Roy Troutman

2014 Ohio Magicicada tredecassini nymph on tree by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio M tredecassini nymph on tree by Roy Troutman

2014 Ohio Magicicada tredecassini Nymph by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio M tredecassini Nymph by Roy Troutman

2014 Ohio Magicicada tredecassini leaning back by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio M tredecassini leaning back by Roy Troutman

2014 Ohio Magicicada tredecassini cicada ecdysis by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio M tredecassini cicada ecdysis byRoy Troutman

2014 Ohio Magicicada tredecassini adult on leaf by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio M tredecassini adult on leaf by Roy Troutman

Piles of Magicicada skins and dead cicadas on the ground around the tree:
2014 Ohio Exuvia Pile by Roy Troutman

2014 Ohio adult Magicicada tredecassini by Roy Troutman:
2014 Ohio adult M tredecassini by Roy Troutman

13 Year Nymphs by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo Ohio in 2014:
13 Year Nymphs by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo Ohio in 2014

13 Year Nymph by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo, Ohio in 2014:
13 Year Nymph on tree by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo Ohio in 2014

13 Year Nymph by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo, Ohio in 2014:
13 Year Nymph by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo Ohio in 2014

13 Year Nymph by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo, Ohio in 2014 on tree:
13 Year Nymph by Roy Troutman taken in Chilo Ohio in 2014 on tree 001

March 27, 2020

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 (Instagram). 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 1

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 2

Matt Berger Brood V Stragger 2

Roy Troutman’s Brood XIV photos, part 4

Brood XIV (14) Magicicada emerged in the greater Cincinnati area in 2008. Roy Troutman took many photos, and I’ll feature them in a series of galleries.

Skip to Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3.

These images are BIG so click the thumbnail to see the full-size image.

Samuel Orr filing in Roy’s parent’s backyard:
Samuel Orr filing in Roy’s parent’s backyard

Gene Kritsky putting thermometer in the ground:
Gene Kritsky putting thermometer in the ground

Gene Kritsky making a hole for a cicada thermometer:
Gene Kritsky making a hole for a cicada thermometer

Cicada thermometer flag:
Cicada thermometer flag

Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV:
Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV

Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV:
Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV 3

Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV:
Magicicada with blue and red eyes. Photo by Roy Troutman. Brood XIV 2

March 26, 2020

Roy Troutman’s Brood XIV photos, part 3

Filed under: Brood XIV | Eye Color | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 8:10 pm

Brood XIV (14) Magicicada emerged in the greater Cincinnati area in 2008. Roy Troutman took many photos, and I’ll feature them in a series of galleries.

Skip to Part 1, Part 2 or Part 4.

Molting Magicicada:
Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada nymph:
Magicicada nymph. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Filming Magicicada:
Filming Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with unusual eye colors:
Magicicada with unusual eye colors. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Filming Magicicada:
Filming Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with unusual eye colors:
Magicicada with unusual eye colors. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Gene Kritsky:
Gene Kritsky. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Gene’s Cicada Thermometer:
Gene Kristsky's Cicada Thermometer

Molting Magicicada:
Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Adult Magicicada:
Adult Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Roy Troutman’s Brood XIV photos, part 2

Filed under: Brood XIV | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 7:55 pm

Brood XIV (14) Magicicada emerged in the greater Cincinnati area in 2008. Roy Troutman took many photos, and I’ll feature them in a series of galleries.

Skip to Part 1, Part 3 or Part 4.

Teneral Magicicada:
Teneral Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada exuvia:
Magicicada exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Molted cicada:
Molted cicada. Magicicada exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Adult Magicicada:
Adult Magicicada. Magicicada exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Adult Magicicada:
Adult Magicicada. Magicicada exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Exuvia (shell, skin):
Exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Adult Magicicada:
Adult Magicicada. Magicicada exuvia. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Cicada nymph:
Cicada nymph. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with Massospora fungus:
Magicicada with Massospora. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Filming Magicicada:
Filming Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Roy Troutman’s Brood XIV photos, part 1

Filed under: Brood XIV | Eye Color | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 7:46 pm

Brood XIV (14) Magicicada emerged in the greater Cincinnati area in 2008. Roy Troutman took many photos, and I’ll feature them in a series of galleries.

Skip to Part 2, Part 3 or Part 4.

Roy’s Cicada Mania web cam!!
Cicada Mania Cam

Molting Cicadas on a Tree:
Roy Troutman. Brood XIV. Molting Cicadas on a Tree

Magicicada with white eyes:
Magicicada with white eyes. Brood XIV. Roy Troutman

Molting Magicicada:
Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with white eyes:
Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Molting magicicada:
Molting magicicada. Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Molting magicicada:
Molting Magicicadas. Molting magicicada. Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Molting magicicada:
Molting Magicicadas. Molting Magicicadas. Molting magicicada. Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Magicicada with Massospora infection:
Magicicada with fungal infection. Molting Magicicadas. Molting Magicicadas. Molting magicicada. Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Cicada researcher Gene Kritsky:
Gene Kritsky. Magicicada with fungal infection. Molting Magicicadas. Molting Magicicadas. Molting magicicada. Magicicada with white eyes. Molting Magicicada. Roy Troutman. Brood XIV.

Samuel Orr filing in Roy’s parent’s backyard:
Samuel Orr filing in Roy's parent's backyard

Samuel Orr filing in Roy's parent's backyard

Samuel Orr filing in Roy's parent's backyard

Neotibicen Photos from Roy Troutman, part 3

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 5:17 pm

Neotibicen Photos from Roy Troutman from 2005 & 2006.

Skip to Part 1 & Part 2.

Roy. 2005. Neotibicen

Roy. 2005. Neotibicen.

Roy Troutman adult Neotibicen tibicen

Roy Troutman Neotibicen tibicen molting

Roy Troutman adult Neotibicen tibicen

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