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July 3, 2009

Time for the yearly Neotibicen post

Filed under: Neotibicen — Tags: , — Dan @ 11:37 am

The Tibicen is the genus of annual cicada most people are familiar with.

Lyric and Swamp Cicada

Here are some general details about Tibicen:

  • They emerge every summer. They do not emerge in broods.
  • They emerge in small numbers (small relative to periodical cicadas).
  • They are timid and elusive compared to periodical cicadas.
  • Most are physically larger than periodical cicadas.
  • They are well camouflaged: their colors and patterns of colors help to hide them in their surroundings. They look like little military vehicles, IMHO.
  • Colloquial names for Tibicens: August Dry Birds, Dog Day cicadas, Harvest Flies, Jar Flies, Bush Cicada (Tibicen dorsatus, formerly T. dorsata)

Swamp cicada

Some cool Tibicen posts and pages you should check out:

An image from Roy Troutman:

Tibicen fresh out the shell

Tibicen tibicen (T. chloromerus, T. chloromera)

Tibicen cholormera Cicada by CicadaMania.com

June 20, 2009

Superb Neotibicen superbus (formerly T. superba)

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | Roy Troutman — Tags: — Dan @ 11:28 am

Roy Troutman took some excellent Tibicen superbus (formerly T. superba) photos while visiting Texas.

Molted Neotibicen superbus from Texas photo by Roy Troutman

Molting Neotibicen superbus from Texas photo by Roy Troutman

Neotibicen superbus from Texas photo by Roy Troutman 2

Neotibicen superbus from Texas photo by Roy Troutman

March 2, 2008

New Cicada Photos from Adam Fleishman / ID this cicada

Filed under: Adam Fleishman | Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen — Tags: , , — Dan @ 12:35 pm

Here’s some new photos from photographer and cicada enthusiast Adam Fleishman. As always, they’re great photos. If you can help ID the first two photos, we’d appreciate it.

Neotibicen dealbatus:

Tibicen

Neotibicen dealbatus:

Tibicen

Neotibicen dorsatus (formerly T.dorsata):

T. dorsatus (formerly T.dorsata)

T. dorsata

Neotibicen superbus (formerly T. superba)

T. superba

Visit Adam’s website Cometmoth Sight and Sound

August 25, 2007

ID the Tibicen

Filed under: Megatibicen | Neotibicen | Tibicen — Tags: , , — Dan @ 10:18 am

Brian Baldwin sent over some cicada photos for an ID. Here’s my guesses (below). If you have a more accurate guess, post it in the Comments.

Megatibicen dorsatus (formerly T. dorsata):

Megatibicen dorsatus by Brian Baldwin

At first I thought T. walkeri, but now I’m leaning towards Brain’s guess of N. superbus. This would be the first superbus with a brown mesonotum that I’ve ever seen.:

Brian Baldwin's Neotibicen superbus

Megatibicen dealbatus (formerly dealbata):

Megatibicen dealbatus by Brian Baldwin

August 17, 2007

Tibicens

Filed under: Neotibicen | Tibicen — Dan @ 5:35 pm

I snagged a couple of Tibicen today.

A colorful Tibicen tibicen (T. chloromerus, T. chloromera):

Neotibicen tibicen

and a, um… lyricen, maybe (I’ve never seen one quite like this):

Neotibicen lyricen

They were still moving a little when I took the photos.

November 12, 2006

Side views of N. pruinosus and M. figuratus

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Megatibicen | Neotibicen | Paul Krombholz | Tibicen — Tags: , — Dan @ 7:06 pm

Tibicen season is officially over in central Mississippi. Here’s some great side view photos from Paul Krombholz.

Neotibicen pruinosus pruinosus (Say, 1825):
N. pruinosus

Megatibicen figuratus (Walker, 1858):
M. figurata

November 4, 2006

Jim Kost’s Cicada Photo

Filed under: Neotibicen | Tibicen — Dan @ 11:10 am

Here’s a cicada photo from Jim Kost. I like the black stipe on the beak.

Jim Kosts Cicada photo

October 21, 2006

Superb Neotibicen Photos from Todd Quinn

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | Tibicen — Dan @ 11:26 am

Todd Quinn send us some superb Neoibicen photos. Click the photos below to see huge versions.

Todd Quinn

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This photo is incredible. Check out the detail on the eyes!

Todd Quinn

September 25, 2006

Indiana Tibicen

Filed under: Neotibicen | Tibicen — Dan @ 7:37 pm

Catherine M from sent us these photos of a Neotibicen entering the adulthood.

Tibicen

Tibicen

Michigan Tibicens

Filed under: Neotibicen | Tibicen — Tags: — Dan @ 7:24 pm

Patrick Farr sent us this cool picture of two adult cicadas climbing on his hand. They’re Tibicens, but I’m not sure of the species.

Gerry Bunker said in the comments that this is likely a T. canicularis.

Tibicen

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