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October 5, 2008

French cicada site

Filed under: France — Dan @ 8:44 am

Someone asked me for photos of cicadas from the south of France; my curiosity peaked, I did a search. Cigales is the French word for cicadas, and sud is the French word for south. I took fives years of French in school; I’ve forgotten a lot of it due to lack of use, but I remember those words. Searching sites written in French using Google I came across: Cigale à Porquerolles, insecte de provence, sur la côte méditerranéenne.

Considering the large number of illustrations, photos and information Cigale à Porquerolles, insecte de provence, sur la côte méditerranéenne is essentially the French Cicada Mania — in fact, it’s better than that. It’s the French Massachusetts Cicadas.

Check the site out. Even if you can’t read French, the photos and illustrations speak for themselves, and you’ll get a chance to see what cicadas look like in France.

September 21, 2008

And these are cicada bottles

Filed under: Pop Culture — Dan @ 1:33 pm


bottle_cicada_dtl, originally uploaded by BreadnBadger.

Bottle Cicada

Filed under: Australia | Chlorocysta — Tags: — Dan @ 1:30 pm


Profile of a Cicada, originally uploaded by Peppergroyne.

This is a Bottle Cicada from Australia.

September 15, 2008

Colorful Cicada from Costa Rica

Filed under: Costa Rica — Dan @ 4:34 pm


Cicada, originally uploaded by m.gold.

Check you this blue cicada from Costa Rica! I think that’s where I’m going for my next vacation.

September 13, 2008

Semi-Ningen

Filed under: Japan | Toys and Amusements — Dan @ 6:10 pm

Meet Semi-Ningen, star of the Japanese monster movie Ultra Q Episode 16 “The Revenge of Garamon”. He’s part Cicada, part human, and all scary.

Shake on it?, originally uploaded by RedYoda.

Semi Ningen (Cicada-Human) is dispatched to earth, disguised as a human man, by his evil alien Cicada brethren and tasked with controlling (2) Garamon to create all kinds of general havoc in Tokyo.

Semi-Ningen

August 23, 2008

Semi

Filed under: Japan — Dan @ 9:22 am


semi, originally uploaded by murakami.kenta.

I don’t know what species this is, but the photo was take in Japan.

Semi means cicada in Japanese.

Cicada vs. Cicada Killer

Filed under: Cicada Arts | Cicada Killer Wasps | Pop Culture — Dan @ 8:26 am

A cicada vs. Cicada Killer Wasp, typically isn’t much of a battle — the cicada typically loses.

My friend David Wilson made a display out of an old clock featuring a cicada and Cicada Killer Wasp locked in battle (or the wasp going grocery shopping for its larvae, depending on how you want to look at it).

Check it out, I think it’s very cool.

Cicada vs. Cicada Killer Wasp

Cicada vs. Cicada Killer Wasp by David Wilson

David said:

The thing is a diorama I made of an unnoticed moment in history. With New Brunswick [New Jersey], as seen from Highland Park circa 1900, in the back round.

August 17, 2008

Cicada Killer!

Filed under: Cicada Killer Wasps | Video — Dan @ 7:47 am

Cicada KIller Wasp from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Here’s a video of a Cicada Killer wasp captured by my friend David Wilson in Lambertville, NJ. You can hear the cicadas in the background, so you know the wasp is quite frustrated.

August 9, 2008

Cicada Killer Wasps

Filed under: Cicada Killer Wasps | Joe Green — Dan @ 11:54 am

Now is the time for big, meaty Tibicen cicadas, and nothing loves Tibicens more than Cicada Killer Wasps. Cicada Killer Wasps are large wasps that use living cicada bodies to nourish their wasp larvae.

People fear these wasps, but they’re not interested in people — only cicadas. They’ll only attack people if people attack them. So keep your distance, but don’t bother to kill them. Respect them, but don’t wreck them.

Prof. Chuck Holiday has the best information about these wasps.

Joe Green sent us this photo of a Cicada Killer Wasp clutching a cicada. See if you can spot the cicada under the wasp.

Cicada Killer Wasp with Cicada in tow by Joe Green

August 5, 2008

Okanagana bella

Filed under: Matt Berger | Okanagana | Proto-periodical — Tags: — Dan @ 6:02 pm

Matt Berger was backpacking around Yellowstone national park recently when his chanced upon this Okanagana bella:

Okanagana bella

Okanagana bella

More info about the Okanagana bella.

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