Cicada Mania

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March 21, 2020

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia

Filed under: Dundubia,Dundubiini,Santisuk Vibul,Thailand — Dan @ 3:11 pm

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008 by Santisuk Vibul Click the photos for larger versions Adult male cicada, Genus: Dundubia, Species: unidentified. Photo Taken: 19 March 2008. Adult male cicada, Genus: Dundubia, Species: unidentified. Photo Taken: 19 March 2008. Left tymbal after removing fore-wing, hind-wing and operculum.Note: Photos were taken from the dissected fresh specimen just after dead. Dissection was performed after putting the cicada into 70 percent methyl alcohol for 5 minutes. Left tymbal after removing fore-wing, hind-wing and operculum. Note: Photos were taken from the dissected fresh specimen just after dead. Dissection was performed after putting the cicada into 70 percent methyl alcohol for 5 minutes. The removed tymbal. The removed tymbal. Right operculum has been moved downward to show the right tymbal Right operculum has been moved downward to show the right tymbal. (The same cicada as above)

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

Tymbals of the cicada of Genus Dundubia by Santisuk Vibul. Thailand. 2008.

February 29, 2020

Adult female cicada, Genus Dundubia, showing Tympanal cover

Filed under: Dundubia,Dundubiini,Santisuk Vibul — Dan @ 4:54 pm

Adult female cicada, Genus Dundubia, showing Tympanal cover. Photo and text by Santisuk Vibul.

Adult female cicadas have perceptive organ ie. Tympana or Ear drums which are mirror-like membranes. The tympana of adult female cicadas are much more smaller than that of the males because they are less developed. The tympana of the female cicadas (shown on the above photo) function as a perceptive organ to percept the calls of the male cicadas from the distance and also function as a shield to protect their tympana like the opercula of the male cicadas.

Adult female cicada, Genus Dundubia, showing Tympanal cover

Dundubia vaginata (Fabricis, 1787) with missing abdomen

Filed under: Dundubia,Dundubiini,Malaysia,Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 12:01 pm

Dundubia vaginata (Fabricis, 1787) with a missing abdomen. The photo was taken in Malaysia. The photographer wishes to be anonymous.

Dundubia vaginata (Fabricis, 1787) with a missing abdomen. The photo was taken in Malaysia. The photographer wishes to be anonymous.

Dundubia vaginata (Fabricis, 1787) with a missing abdomen. The photo was taken in Malaysia. The photographer wishes to be anonymous.

March 22, 2019

Platylomia radah (Distant, 1881)

Platylomia radah is a cicada found in Burma, China, India, Nepal, and Thailand.

Photo by Michel Chantraine:
Platylomia radah

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
SubFamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Dundubiini
SubTribe: Dundubiina
Genus: Platylomia
Species: Platylomia radah (Distant, 1881)

For more information about this cicada, visit Cicadas of India.

March 20, 2019

Orientopsaltria beaudouini Boulard, 2003

Orientopsaltria beaudouini is a cicada found in Malasia and Thailand.

Photo by Michel Chantraine:
Orientopsaltria beaudouini Boulard, 2003

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
SubFamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Dundubiini
SubTribe: Orientopsaltriina
Genus: Orientopsaltria
Species: Orientopsaltria beaudouini Boulard, 2003

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