- The Insect Images site has many cicada images.
- AMNH Invertebrate Zoology Type Specimens
- ITIS has massive listings of cicada species names with mentions of papers that mention the cicadas. Invaluable resource.
- What’s that Bug (whatsthatbug.com) Another insect identification site, but this one has an international focus. Many cicada photos. PHOTOS.
- Insectclopedia: a large portal of insect links for the purpose of insect research.
- Dave’s Garden: Order: Homoptera, Family: Cicadidae (davesgarden.com) About 13 cicada photos from around the world. PHOTOS
- Interesting Facts About Cicadas (insectvista.com)
- Yahoo! Entomology-Cicadidae Group A Yahoo! Group for discussion of cicadas.
- Insect Music (birdnature.com) General information. Mentions an East Indian cicada.
- Cicadas in Ancient
Greece (insects.org) Several photos of Greek art, and 28 paragraphs of information. PHOTOS
- Flickr has over 36,167 cicada photos. PHOTOS
January 1, 2014
These sites contain information about both periodical and annual cicada species. Last updated on 9/2/2023.
- Bug Guide (bugguide.net) A massive site devoted to North America insect identification, including an abundance of cicada photos and information.PHOTOS, MAGICICADA. (2023)
- iNaturalist (inaturalist.org). Worldwide cicada photos and sounds. PHOTOS, AUDIO, MAGICICADA. (2023)
- Cicadas @ UCONN (formerly Magicicada.org) (cicadas.uconn.edu) is devoted to monitoring emergences and providing Magicicada information. AUDIO, PHOTOS MAPS, MAGICICADA. (2023)
- Cicadas of the Mid-Atlantic (cicadas.info) Sighting information for Magicicada and annual cicadas in the Mid-Atlantic region. Yearly cicada reports are available. PHOTOS, MAGICICADA. (7/?/2023)
- Insect Singers (insectsingers.com). A new site from David Marshall and Kathy Hill featuring dozens of cicada song samples from North America.AUDIO, PHOTOS, MAGICICADA (4/19/2022)
- Great Lakes Cicada Page (magicicada.net RIP, archive.org). Lots of Magicicada information, but sadly the site is no longer live. PHOTOS, MAGICICADA. (7/24/2021)
- Gordon’s Cicada Page (earthlife.net) A photo and about 10 printed pages worth of solid cicada information. PHOTOS. (5/16/2020)
- Gene Kritsky’s Web Site (msj.edu) Gene Kritsky is one of the worlds foremost cicada researchers. Book him for your next cicada event. PHOTOS, MAGICICADA (2020)
- Singing Insects of North America Cicada page (ufl.edu) A large site featuring lists of North American species and audio files. PHOTOS, AUDIO. (2019)
- Colorado State University Extension cicada page (colostate.edu) Includes a picture of Putnam’s cicada and a paragraph of information within 3 pages of various information about cicadas. PHOTOS. (2019)
- Long Island Cicadas: cicadas of Long Island, NY, plus New Jersey and Pennsylvania. PHOTOS, MAGICICADA. (7/5/2018).
- UF|IAFS Cicadas (of Florida) (ufl.edu). PHOTOS. (12/?/2017)
- Cicada Central (uconn.edu) One of the premier cicada sites. Many pictures, maps and information. Superb Magicicada information. PHOTOS, MAPS, MAGICICADA. (2015)
- Massachusetts Cicadas (www.masscic.org) tremendous cicada site packed with information
and photos. Dozens of pages of information. Neotibicens, Magicicada, Cicada Killer wasps. PHOTOS, MAGICICADA. (4/9/2013)
- Periodical Cicada (ag.umass.edu) Many nice photos depicting the cicada’s life cycle, and good information. PHOTOS. (10/2011)
- Tim McNary’s Bibliography of the Cicadoidea (tmcnary.com) for many, many cicada papers and articles. MAGICICADA. (10/9/2010)
- Checklist of Cicadas of Kansas (windsofkansas.com RIP, archive.org) A list of species you’ll find in Kansas, references, photos and illustrations. PHOTOS, ILLUSTRATIONS. (1/10/2008)
- Seventeen Year Cicada (seventeenyearcicada.com) Dozens of Magicicada photos and info. PHOTOS, MAGICICADA (12/2007)
- Apache cicada, Diceroprocta apache (fireflyforest.net) A photo and 3 paragraphs of information. PHOTOS. (7/2/2005)
- Annual Cicadas of Arkansas (angelfire.com) Photos and information about Neotibicen robinsonianus (formerly T. robinsoniana), Megatibicen dorsatus (formerly T. dorsata), Neotibicen pruinosus (formerly T. pruinosa), Neotibicen lyricen, Neotibicen davisi, Megatibicen auletes, & Neotibicen aurifera. PHOTOS. (6/13/2004)
- The University of Michigan Cicada Pages (umich.edu RIP, archive.org) Magicicada, Tibicen, Okanagana, and Diceroprocta info. The owners of this site now contribute to Cicadas @ UCONN and Insect Singers. PHOTOS, AUDIO, MAPS. (7/26/2000).
- Periodical Cicadas (biology.clc.uc.edu RIP, archive.org) A fun and informative Magicicada page with many excellent photos, recipes and 19 paragraphs of information. PHOTOS, MAGICICADA. (5/11/2000)
- Homoptera: cicadas, hoppers, & aphids (insectsexplained.com) Information about the Homoptera order, photos and illustrations. PHOTOS, ILLUSTRATIONS. (2000)
- Guide d’identification d’insectes du Quebec (lesinsectesduquebec.com) En Francais. Canicularis and Okanagana rimosa info and photos. PHOTOS, AUDIO. (1998?)
- Insect Images (insectimages.org) About 150 North American cicada photos, including Magicicada, Tibicen, Okanagana, and Cacama. PHOTOS, MAGICICADA
December 29, 2013
Although I should post everything on CicadaMania.com that I post on Facebook and Twitter, sometimes a few items fall through the cracks. Here are my top 10 cicada related tweets of 2013:
December 24, 2013
Kees Green sent us many photos of cicadas taken in Australia.
Here is a sample:
A Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae) nymph:
An unidentified Pauropsalta sp.:
A Thopha sessilibia:
More cicada images from Kees:
December 22, 2013
A news story came out in November reporting that M. cassini appeared in areas of Connecticut where they were not expected during the Brood II emergence this year. This must have been a 2013 highlight for cicada researchers in the Connecticut area.
There were plenty of cicada sightings in Australia this November, like…
This Masked Devil (Cyclochila australasiae), photo taken by Kipp Droby.
A Cyclochia australiasiae with a “bitza” (little bit of everything) paint job — part Yellow Monday; part Masked Devil, by photographer Alan Davison.
A Green Grocer with many shades to green, by a photographer named Howard.
A nice blog post about Australian cicadas, by the Barnade Goose Paperworks.
A chilling video of a moulting cicada being attacked by ants.
A Redeye Cicada (Psaltoda moerens), photo taken by Michael Doe.
This banana-yellow Yellow Monday:
Tom Katzoulopolopolopolus found this amazingly yellow C. australasiae aka "Yellow Monday" in Galston, NSW, Australia. pic.twitter.com/IOWgKvworD
— Cicada Mania (@cicadamania) November 27, 2013
Double Drummers, like:
— georgie (@GEORGIE132) November 15, 2013
Or a Double Drummer and Razor Grinder:
Or this pair of Urabunana marshalli found south of Coolah, NSW by David Emery:
This is a wonderful macro photo of a Floury Baker (Aleeta curvicosta) from Australia. Thanks to Cameron for posting this photo on our Facebook page.
December 3, 2013
I picked up a film on 16mm (what they showed to kids in school before VHS tapes were popular) called Cicada – The Insect Methuselah. I would love to see it, but I don’t have a 16mm projector (who does?) The film is presumably about 17/13 Year cicadas. I held the film up to a light, and it indeed features the Magicicada species.
The film was produced by the Moody Institute of Science in 1955, and I assume they still hold the copyright to the film. It is 12 minutes in length.
Update: Roy Troutman contacted us to let us know that this video footage can be found in another video: The Mystery of The Three Clocks, which you can watch here:
The most impressive thing about the video is the anatomical model of the cicada. I wish I had one (but I might have to go back to the 50’s to get one).
November 23, 2013
This video taken by Samantha Madell in NSW Australia is a time lapse video of of a Redeye Cicada (Psaltoda moerens) molting.
November 21, 2013
Poor, poor cicada — never had a chance. Here’s a video of bull ants attacking a molting cicada:
— Anne Brophy (@BrophyAnne) November 20, 2013