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July 3, 2008

A look back at Brood XIV: Cicadas on a Tree

Filed under: Brood XIV — Dan @ 7:59 am


Cicadas on a Tree, originally uploaded by Mark from Cincinnati.

Another excellent photo from Flickr

A look back at Brood XIV: Leaves w/Cicadas

Filed under: Brood XIV | Exuvia — Dan @ 7:54 am


Leaves w/Cicadas, originally uploaded by dcfox.

An excellent photo found on Flickr.

A video Montage of Brood XIV Magicicadas in Ohio in 2008

Filed under: Brood XIV | Magicicada | Periodical | Video — Dan @ 7:12 am

Brood XIV Magicicadas in Ohio in 2008:

  • A male missing it's abdomen.
  • Another missing it's abdomen due to a fungus infection.
  • Adult cicada with it's nymph skin still attached.
  • A cicada laying eggs on a branch. Mating cicadas.

We need a CICADA montage! from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Video of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen

Filed under: Tibicen | Video — Tags: — Dan @ 5:40 am

Watch these videos of Tibicen tibicen tibicen cicadas, aka a Swamp Cicada, formerly Tibicen chloromera.

Tibicen tibicen video by Dan.

Note that the music in this 1996 video has nothing to due with cicadas. It’s just crappy science fiction movie music:

Tibicen tibicen – Tibicen chloromera.

July 2, 2008

Video of a N. hieroglyphica pre-call

Filed under: Joe Green | Neocicada | Sounds | Video — Tags: — Dan @ 10:37 pm

Listen to this video of a Neocicada hieroglyphica pre-call by Joe Green.

N. hieroglyphica pre-call by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

July 1, 2008

Video of M. septendecim calling

Filed under: Joe Green | Magicicada | Sounds | Video — Tags: — Dan @ 10:28 pm

Listen to these videos of Magicicada septendecim calling by Joe Green.

M. septendecim calling by Joe Green

M. septendecim calling by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

M. septendecim calling by Joe Green

M. septendecim calling by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Videos of M. septendecula calling

Filed under: Joe Green | Magicicada | Sounds | Video — Tags: — Dan @ 10:25 pm

Listen to these videos of Magicicada septendecula calling by Joe Green.

M. septendecula calling by Joe Green

M. septendecula calling by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

M. septendecula calls by Joe Green

M. septendecula calls by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

M. septendecula calling with hum of cicadas in the background by Joe Green

M. septendecula calling with hum of cicadas in the background by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Videos M. cassini calling

Filed under: Joe Green | Magicicada | Sounds | Video — Tags: — Dan @ 10:21 pm

Enjoy these videos of Magicicada cassini calling by Joe Green.

M. cassini calling by Joe Green

M. cassini calling by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

M. cassini calling by Joe Green

M. cassini calling by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Cicadas calling from bushes by Joe Green

Cicadas calling from bushes by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

June 30, 2008

Brood XIV Magicicada song

Filed under: Brood XIV | Joe Green | Sounds | Video — Dan @ 5:54 am

These videos feature the song of Brood XIV Magicicada cicadas. The videos are by Joe Green.

Brood XIV Magicicadas singing by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Brood XIV Magicicadas singing by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Brood XIV Magicicadas singing by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Brood XIV Magicicadas by Joe Green from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

June 28, 2008

Notes on the Locusta; Septentrionalis americanae decem septima

Filed under: Magicicada — Dan @ 6:30 pm

I found another old cicada document, this one is called “Notes on the Locusta; Septentrionalis americanae decem septima“. It was published in 1839, and written by Nathaniel Potter. I haven’t read it yet, but it would be interesting to compare it to C.L. Marlatt’s Periodical Cicada bulletin (1898), and documentation written in the 1990s and 2000s.

Here’s a nice illustration from Potter’s book:

Notes on the Locusta; Septentrionalis americanae decem septima

Notes on the Locusta; Septentrionalis americanae decem septima

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