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March 21, 2020

Lyristes plebejus photos by Iván Jesús Torresano García, part 3

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Ivan Garcia | Lyristes | Spain | Tibicen — Tags: , — Dan @ 7:24 pm

Lyristes plebejus photos by Iván Jesús Torresano García. Spain.

Skip to part 1, part 2, part 4, or part 5.

This series features a molting Lyristes plebejus or Tibicen plebejus depending on who you ask.

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molted Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Molting Lyristes plebejus photo by Iván Jesús Torresano García

Swamp and Lyric Cicada Compared

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | United States — Tags: , — Dan @ 4:28 pm

These photos compare female Swamp (Neotibicen tibicen tibicen) and Lyric (Neotibicen lyricen lyricen) cicadas. Photos by me (Dan Mozgai).

Ventral view. Females. Neotibicen tibicen tibicen top, Neotibicen lyricen lyricen bottom:
Lyric and Swamp Cicada

Dorsal view. Females. Neotibicen tibicen tibicen top, Neotibicen lyricen lyricen bottom:
Swamp and Lyric Cicada

Female Neotibicen lyricen lyricen:
Lyric cicada

Female Neotibicen tibicen tibicen:
Swamp cicada

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen from Raleigh, NC

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | United States — Dan @ 4:03 pm

A Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Swamp/Morning Cicada) from Raleigh, NC. Caught by Bill Reynolds. Caught by me (Dan Mozgai).

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen Raleigh NC

The next two photos compare the Swamp cicada from Raleigh with another from my collection (from New Jersey) with darker coloring.

Two Swamp Cicadas – dorsal view. Notice the variation in coloring.
Two Swamp Cicadas - dorsal view

Two Swamp Cicadas – ventral view. Note the difference in the shape of the tymbal cover. The one from Raleigh has the pointed tymbal cover.
Two Swamp Cicadas - ventral view

Neotibicen winnemanna from Garner, NC

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 3:54 pm

A Neotibicen winnemanna (Eastern Scissor(s) Grinder) from Garner, NC. Photos by me (Dan Mozgai). Caught by Bill Reynolds.

Neotibicen winnemanna Garner NC #3

Neotibicen winnemanna Garner NC #4

Neotibicen winnemanna Garner NC

Neotibicen winnemanna Garner NC #2

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti from Raleigh, NC

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 3:48 pm

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti (Dark Lyric Cicada) from Raleigh, NC. 2015. Photos by me (Dan Mozgai). Caught by Bill Reynolds.

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti Raleigh NC #3

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti Raleigh NC #4

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti Raleigh NC #5

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti Raleigh NC

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti Raleigh NC #2

March 18, 2020

Megatibicen resh gallery

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Megatibicen | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 6:00 pm

Megatibicen resh, aka the Resh Cicada. Photos are from the summer of 2018, Dallas, Texas. Photos by me (Dan Mozgai). Read about Megatibicen resh aka the Resh Cicada.

Click/tap the image for a larger version:

Megatibicen resh adult:
Megatibicen resh

Megatibicen resh adult:
Adult Megatibicen resh

Megatibicen resh nymph:
Resh nymph

Megatibicen resh nymph:
Nymph

Molting female Megatibicen resh:
Molting Megatibicen resh

Molting female Megatibicen resh:
Molting Megatibicen resh

Molting female Megatibicen resh:
Molting Megatibicen resh

Molting female Megatibicen resh:
Molting Megatibicen resh

Molting female Megatibicen resh:
Molting Megatibicen resh

Molting female Megatibicen resh:
Molting Megatibicen resh

Molting female Megatibicen resh:
Molting Megatibicen resh

Molting female Megatibicen resh:
Molting Megatibicen resh

Megatibicen resh, Megatibicen auletes and Neotibicen tibicen exuvia (skins, shells, molts) compared
Exuvia compared

Tiger Prince (Macrotristria godingi) photos by Kees Green

Filed under: Australia | Cryptotympanini | Kees Green | Macrotristria — Tags: — Dan @ 5:41 pm

Tiger Prince (Macrotristria godingi) photos by Kees Green. Australia. 2013.

Tiger Prince Macrotristria goding by Kees Green
Tiger Prince Macrotristria godingi by Kees Green from 2013

Tiger Prince Macrotristria godingi by Kees Green
Tiger Prince Macrotristria godingi by Kees Green

March 15, 2020

Bill Lesar’s 2005 Megatibicen dorsatus Gallery

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Megatibicen | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 10:58 am

Bill Lesar’s 2005 Megatibicen dorsatus Gallery. The genus of this cicada changed from Tibicen to Neotibicen, and not it is Megatibicen (circa 2020).

Bill Lesar's 2005 Megatibicen dorsatus

Bill Lesar's 2005 Megatibicen dorsatus

March 13, 2020

Gina Scarborough’s Florida Cicada Photos

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Molting | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 7:55 pm

This is a series of photos of a cicada molting by Gina Scarborough taken in Florida. It appears to be a Neotibicen sp, and definitely a cicada belonging to the tribe Cryptotympanini.

The pink color is amazing. Click the photos to get to larger versions.

Nymph:
Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Splitting the skin:
Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Head coming through:
Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Mesonotum is out:
Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Wings start to expand:
Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

March 8, 2020

Teneral Neotibicen canicularis photos by Daniel Costa

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 7:56 am

Teneral (soft, recently molted) Neotibicen canicularis (Dog Day Cicada) photos by Daniel Costa, from 2014.

Teneral (soft, recently molted) Neotibicen canicularis (Dog Day Cicada) photos by Daniel Costa, from 2014.

Teneral (soft, recently molted) Neotibicen canicularis (Dog Day Cicada) photos by Daniel Costa, from 2014.

Teneral (soft, recently molted) Neotibicen canicularis (Dog Day Cicada) photos by Daniel Costa, from 2014.

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