Cicada Mania

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August 7, 2007

Rancho Cicada Retreat

Filed under: Pop Culture — Dan @ 5:16 pm

Treat yourself to a retreat at the Rancho Cicada Retreat.

It’s a slow news day. 🙂

Thanks Phoebe.

Michigan Tibicen

Filed under: Tibicen — Dan @ 4:57 am

Anyone want to try to guess at the species of this Tibicen? The photo was taken by Don in Michigan. My guess is T. davisi, but I’m almost just as sure that I’m wrong.

Michigan Tibicen

Who can identify this cicada from Japan?

Filed under: Japan | Oncotympana — Tags: — Dan @ 4:38 am

Turns out to be a Oncotympana Maculaticollis.

Oncotympana Maculaticollis

August 5, 2007

1st Instar Magicicada Nymphs

Filed under: Brood XIV | Magicicada | Nymphs | Roy Troutman | Video — Dan @ 4:04 pm

Here’s a photo of first instar Magicicada nymphs by Roy Troutman:

1st instar Magicicada nymphs

Here is video of a 1st instar magicicada nymph crawling around taken just minutes after it crawled from its egg sack:

1st instar magicicada nymph from Roy Troutman on Vimeo.

1st instar magicicada nymph in slow motion by Roy:

1st instar magicicada nymph in slow motion from Roy Troutman on Vimeo.

July 30, 2007

Guess the cicada

Filed under: Identify | Okanagana | Proto-periodical — Dan @ 8:53 pm

From Phoebe:

July 29, 2007

Cicada from Spain

Filed under: Ivan Garcia | Lyristes | Spain — Dan @ 3:07 pm

We have a new gallery, our first from Spain. Tibicen plebejus by Iván Jesus Torresano García. 51 photos in all.

Here’s a sample:

Cicada from Spain

July 25, 2007

Did someone say more Cicadetta calliope?

Filed under: Cicadettana | Paul Krombholz — Tags: — Dan @ 4:38 am

Here’s two more Cicadetta calliope photographed by Paul. Note the different eye colors.

Cicadetta calliope

Cicadetta calliope

C. calliope is found in: AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NE, NC, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA.

July 24, 2007

Cicadetta calliope

Filed under: Cicadettana | Paul Krombholz — Tags: — Dan @ 5:05 am

Here are 2 photos of a Cicadetta calliope (formerly Melampsalta calliope) taken by Paul Krombholz. Paul caught several individuals in late May in a field of mixed grasses and dicot weeds near Jackson, Mississippi. These little cicadas are around 20 mm long from head to wing tips.

Cicadetta calliope

Cicadetta calliope

C. calliope is found in: AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NE, NC, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA.

July 13, 2007

A cautionary tale: Champ the dog

Filed under: Brood XIII — Dan @ 5:41 am

This story has been all over the news, so I’m posting it. Champ the drug sniffing dog nearly chokes to death on 4 cicadas (video report). Don’t let your pets gorge themselves on cicadas. Like anything that’s an inch and a half long or longer, cicadas can become lodged in your pet’s throat, so keep a mindful eye on their insect dining habits.

July 11, 2007

New Adam Fleishman’s Diceroprocta apache gallery

Filed under: Adam Fleishman | Cryptotympanini | Diceroprocta — Tags: — Dan @ 7:30 pm

Enjoy this gallery of Diceroprocta apache photos by Adam Fleishmam from 2007.

Visit Adam’s Photography Website.

Adam Fleishman's Diceroprocta apache

Adam Fleishman's Diceroprocta apache

Adam Fleishman's Diceroprocta apache

Empty nympal skin:
Adam Fleishman's Diceroprocta apache

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