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March 1, 2020

Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata) photos by Jodi

Filed under: Australia | Photos & Illustrations | Thopha | Thophini — Tags: — Dan @ 9:34 am

Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata) photos by Jodi from 2007. Australia.

Text for the photos from back in 2007: “Thanks to Jodi for allowing us to post some of her Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata) photos. Two today, two tomorrow! Apparently they’re hatching in droves in Central Australia.”

A molting Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata):
Molting T. colorata

Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata):
Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata)

Teneral, recently molted Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata):
Teneral Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata)

Teneral, recently molted Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata):
Orange Drummer (Thopha colorata)

My Neotibicen photos from 2004

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen — 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

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

Squashed Megatibicen auletes

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Megatibicen — 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.

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

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Megatibicen — 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.

Neotibicen linnei photo by Tom Lehmkuhl

Filed under: Art | Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | 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).

Yellow Monday by Tom Katzoulopolopoulous

Filed under: Australia | Cyclochila | Cyclochilini — Tags: — Dan @ 2:39 pm

Yellow Monday (Cyclochila australasiae) photos by Tom Katzoulopolopoulous.

Yellow Monday (Cyclochila australasiae) photos by Tom Katzoulopolopoulous.

Yellow Monday (Cyclochila australasiae) photos by Tom Katzoulopolopoulous.

Mating Sulphogaeana sulphurea (Westwood, 1839)

Filed under: Gaeanini | Sulphogaeana — Tags: — Dan @ 12:10 pm

Sulphogaeana sulphurea (Westwood, 1839). Photo by Jeff Blincow, Taken in Bhutan.

Mating Gaeana sulphurea from Bhutan taken by Jeff Blincow

These cicadas are mating. Sulphogaeana sulphurea was previously known as Gaeana sulphurea.

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.

A male Tosena species cicada from Sapa Vietnam photo by Martin Kolner

Filed under: Martin Kolner | Tosena | Tosenini — Dan @ 11:51 am

A male Tosena species cicada from Sapa Vietnam photo by Martin Kolner

A male Tosena species cicada from Sapa Vietnam photo by Martin Kolner

Circa 2013.

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