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July 1, 2008

Video of M. septendecim calling

Filed under: Joe Green | Magicicada | Sounds | Video — Tags: — Dan @ 10:28 pm

Listen to these videos of Magicicada septendecim calling by Joe Green.

M. septendecim calling by Joe Green

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M. septendecim calling by Joe Green

M. septendecim calling by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Videos of M. septendecula calling

Filed under: Joe Green | Magicicada | Sounds | Video — Tags: — Dan @ 10:25 pm

Listen to these videos of Magicicada septendecula calling by Joe Green.

M. septendecula calling by Joe Green

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M. septendecula calls by Joe Green

M. septendecula calls by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

M. septendecula calling with hum of cicadas in the background by Joe Green

M. septendecula calling with hum of cicadas in the background by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Videos M. cassini calling

Filed under: Joe Green | Magicicada | Sounds | Video — Tags: — Dan @ 10:21 pm

Enjoy these videos of Magicicada cassini calling by Joe Green.

M. cassini calling by Joe Green

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M. cassini calling by Joe Green

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Cicadas calling from bushes by Joe Green

Cicadas calling from bushes by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

June 30, 2008

Brood XIV Magicicada song

Filed under: Brood XIV | Joe Green | Sounds | Video — Dan @ 5:54 am

These videos feature the song of Brood XIV Magicicada cicadas. The videos are by Joe Green.

Brood XIV Magicicadas singing by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

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Brood XIV Magicicadas singing by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

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June 15, 2007

Brood XIII Magicicadas by Joe Green

Filed under: Brood XIII | Joe Green | Magicicada | Sounds | Video — Dan @ 8:50 am

Brood XIII Magicicadas by Joe Green

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Magicicada song by Joe Green

Magicicada song by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

March 29, 2007

Magicicada Audio

Filed under: Magicicada | Sounds — Dan @ 8:26 pm

Here’s an audio clip of Magicicadas:

August 22, 2006

Cicada Mania news and updates

Filed under: Sounds — Dan @ 7:56 am

A New York Times article, An Irresistible Summer Soundtrack: Rattle, Buzz, Hiss, from August 20th mentions this site. I’m excited — you might not be.

I have an inbox worth of updates for this site that are on the way, so if you submitted something and you haven’t seen it appear, I’ll get to it soon enough.

February 10, 2006

Holophonic Cicada Sounds from Vietnam

Filed under: Sounds — Dan @ 7:29 am

Holophonic cicada sounds from Vietnam (about 1/3 of the way down the page). Holophonic Sound uses the same “multiple exposure” premise that is used to create holographic images. More about holophonic audio.

August 21, 2005

Louder than a lawnmower

Filed under: Neotibicen | Sounds — Dan @ 8:05 am

Someone asked how loud Neotibicens were in terms of decibels. According to the University of Florida Book of Insect Records the Tibicen resh has a maximum sound pressure level of 107.2db, and the Tibicen pronotalis has a max SPL of 108.9db. Other species of Tibicen seem to max out around 80-100db.

Bonus unrelated link:

A French Canadian Tibicen page (thanks Roy).

July 27, 2005

Do cicadas sing at night?

Filed under: Anatomy | Sounds — Dan @ 10:15 pm

A few people have asked me if cicadas sing at night. The truth is, in most cases, they do not. Most of the time when you hear an insect at night it is a cricket or katydid. However, there are a few cases when cicadas will sing at night:

  • In the presence of artificial light sources, like streetlights & floodlights, or a full moon. I turned on a flood light tonight to test this and it worked: a cicada started to sing.
  • When it’s extraordinarily hot.
  • If the cicada is disturbed or attacked.
  • If they’re overcrowded

Thanks to John Cooley for most of this information.

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