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March 2, 2020

Male Neotibicen tibicen molting

Filed under: Molting | Neotibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) — Tags: , — Dan @ 7:39 pm

Male Neotibicen tibicen tibicen molting. Other names for this cicada include: Morning Cicada, Swamp Cicada and formerly Tibicen chloromera or chloromerus.

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Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

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Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

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Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen  molting

March 1, 2020

My Neotibicen photos from 2004

Filed under: Neotibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) — Tags: — Dan @ 9:20 am

My Neotibicen photos from 2004.

As I reupload all the images on my website, even the horrible low-rez images will be reuploaded. Why? It’s my website, and I like them.

This photo isn’t so bad. It’s Neotibicen exuvia (skins, shells) surrounding a coin:
Cicada skins

This photo is blurry, but there’s a Neotibicen tibicen (formerly Tibicen chloromera) in the shot.
Neotibicen tibicen

Another blurry photo. This shows a Neotibicen tibicen with wings damaged during the molting process.
Neotibicen tibicen with damaged wings

February 29, 2020

Squashed Megatibicen auletes

Filed under: Megatibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) — Tags: , — Dan @ 4:36 pm

Squashed Megatibicen auletes. Not sure who stepped on it. It’s an interesting look at its anatomy.

Poor smashed Megatibicen auletes.

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

Megatibicen auletes found in Winston-Salem, NC by Erin Dickinson

Filed under: Megatibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) — Tags: , — Dan @ 4:19 pm

Megatibicen auletes found in Winston-Salem, NC by Erin Dickinson. The year was 2011. The cicada’s name was Mortimer. No kidding.

Megatibicen auletes found in Winston-Salem, NC by Erin Dickinson. 2011.

Megatibicen auletes found in Winston-Salem, NC by Erin Dickinson. 2011.

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

Neotibicen linnei photo by Tom Lehmkuhl

Filed under: Art | Neotibicen | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 2:53 pm

Tom Lehmkuhl sent us this photo of an uninvited house guest, a Neotibicen linnei cicada.

Tom Lehmkuhl sent us this photo of an uninvited house guest (Neotibicen linnei).

Tacua speciosa (Illger, 1980) photos taken in Malaysia.

Filed under: Malaysia | Tacua | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) — Tags: — Dan @ 11:36 am

Tacua speciosa (Illger, 1980) photos taken in Malaysia. The author of the images wishes to be anonymous.

Tacua speciosa (Illger, 1980) photos from Malaysia. The author of the image wishes to be anonymous.

Tacua speciosa (Illger, 1980) photos from Malaysia. The author of the image wishes to be anonymous.

Tacua speciosa (Illger, 1980) photos from Malaysia. The author of the image wishes to be anonymous.

Tacua speciosa (Illger, 1980) photos from Malaysia. The author of the image wishes to be anonymous.

Neotibicen superbus photo by Sloan Childers from 2005

Neotibicen superbus photo by Sloan Childers from 2005. Round Rock, Texas.

Neotibicen superbus photo by Sloan Childers from 2005. Round Rock, Texas.

March 17, 2019

Lyristes plebejus or Tibicen plebejus?

Lyristes plebejus is a cicada found in most of Europe and middle-eastern Asia. There is an ongoing debate over its genus. Some say Lyristes, and some say Tibicen. I don’t have an opinion on the matter, but most folks in Europe say Lyristes plebejus, so I’m leading with that name.

Photo of an adult Lyristes plebejus by Iván Jesus Torresano García:
43 Tibicen plebejus molt sequence, photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García

Photo of a molting Lyristes plebejus by Iván Jesus Torresano García:
Molting

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
SubTribe: Cryptotympanina
Genus: Lyristes or Tibicen
Species: Lyristes plebejus (Scopoli 1763) or Tibicen plebejus (Scopoli 1763)

According to iNaturalist this cicada is around between June and August. Peak in July.

View more photos of this cicada. Most photos by Iván Jesus Torresano García. There’s nearly 100.

For more information about this cicada, visit SONGS OF EUROPEAN SINGING CICADAS.

March 7, 2019

Auritibicen flammatus

Filed under: Auritibicen | Japan | Osamu Hikino | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) — Tags: — Dan @ 1:01 am

There are five sub-species of Auritibicen flammatus. They are found in Japan and known as Aka-ezo-zemi.

Auritibicen flammatus adonis photo by Osamu Hikino.
A. flammatus

A. flammatus Osamu Hikino

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
SubTribe: Cryptotympanina
Genus: Auritibicen (formerly Lyristes and Tibicen)
Subspecies:

  • Auritibicen flammatus adonis Kato, 1933
  • Auritibicen flammatus concolor Kato, 1934
  • Auritibicen flammatus flammatus (Distant, 1892)
  • Auritibicen flammatus nakamurai Kato, 1940
  • Auritibicen flammatus viridiflavus Kato, 1939

For more information about Auritibicen flammatus, visit Cicadae in Japan.

Species name information comes from Allen Sanborn’s Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).

March 5, 2019

Salvazana mirabilis imperialis Distant, 1918

Salvazana mirabilis imperialis is a cicada found in Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

Photo by Michel Chantraine:
Salvazana mirabilis imperialis Distant, 1918

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
SubTribe: Cryptotympanina
Genus: Salvazana
Species: Salvazana mirabilis imperialis Distant, 1918

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