Cicada Mania

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June 15, 2007

Magicicada flying slo-motion by Roy Troutman

Filed under: Magicicada | Roy Troutman | Video — Dan @ 8:41 am

Here is a video of an adult magicicada taking off for flight:

Magicicada flying slo-motion from Roy Troutman on Vimeo.

Magicicada mating

Filed under: Magicicada | Mating | Roy Troutman | Video — Dan @ 8:37 am

In this video we see a male and female Magicicada cicada mating.

Magicicada mating from Roy Troutman on Vimeo.

Magicicada laying eggs

Filed under: Magicicada | Ovipositing | Roy Troutman | Video — Dan @ 8:32 am

In this video we see a Magicicada cicada ovipositing:

Magicicada laying eggs from Roy Troutman.

June 12, 2007

3 Contest Winners

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color | Magicicada — Dan @ 8:45 am

Here’s 3 Cicada Contest winners.

Jen Swofford in Highland Park, IL:
blue eyed cicada

Mark Muto in North Riverside, IL:

Mark Muto in  North Riverside, IL

Sonja Kassebaum of Gurnee, IL:

Sonja Kassebaum of Gurnee, IL

yellow, red, orange

Blue Eyed Magicicada from Villa Park IL

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 8:13 am

Paula King’s son found this cicada in Villa Park, IL. In the picture they eyes are white, but Paula observed that the eye color would actually vacillate between blue and white over the course of time. That’s an important observation.

Paula King, Blue Eyed Cicada

Here’s another picture from Paula of a cicada with mustard colored eyes:

Paula King. Yellow eyed cicada.

June 11, 2007

Cicadas Mating

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada | Mating | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 9:23 am

A photo of cicadas mating by Christina T.

Cicada Mating

Cicada Mania, best of 2007

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada | Periodical | Video — Dan @ 6:57 am

Cicada Mania Best of 2007 part 1 by Dan

Cicada Mania, best of 2007, part 1 by Dan from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Cicada Mania Best of 2007 part 2 by Dan

Cicada Mania Best of 2007 part 2 by Dan from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Cicada Mania, Best of 2007, part 3 by Dan

Cicada Mania, Best of 2007, part 3 by Dan from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

June 10, 2007

Brood XIII Magicicada emergence in 2007 at Ryerson Woods Forrest Preserve

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada | Roy Troutman | Video — Tags: — Dan @ 5:59 am

The following videos chronicle the Brood XIII Magicicada emergence in 2007 at the Forrest Preserve park outside of Chicago. The videos are by Roy Troutman.

Crowd watching Magicicada emergence at Ryerson Woods by Roy

Crowd watching Magicicada emergence at Ryerson Woods from Roy Troutman on Vimeo.

Observing magicicada emergence at Ryerson Woods by Roy

Observing magicicada emergence at Ryerson Woods from Roy Troutman on Vimeo.

Observing Magicicada emergence at Ryerson Woods by Roy

Observing Magicicada emergence at Ryerson Woods from Roy Troutman on Vimeo.

June 9, 2007

Peek-a-boo cicada

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 9:56 pm

Magicicadas

Another cicada photo from the Ryerson Woods.

June 7, 2007

One Red Eye, One Blue Eye

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color | Magicicada — Dan @ 12:18 pm

Talk about one in a million: Steve Turner found this Magicicada with one red eye and one blue (sort of like a Husky dog or David Bowie). This is one of the highlights of the emergence so far.

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