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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 | 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

Jan & Roger’s Brood XIII Magicicada Gallery.

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 7:24 pm

Here’s our one any only 2007 Brood XIII gallery:

Photos by Jan & Roger. Click for larger versions of the images.

A mix of Magicicada skins and adults from Brood XIII:
A mix of skins and adults - Brood XIII

Many Adult Magicicada cicadas from Brood XIII:
Adult Magicicada - Brood XIII

An Adult Magicicada cicada from Brood XIII:
Adult Magicicada - Brood XIII

Many adult Magicicada cicada from Brood XIII:
Adult Magicicada - Brood XIII

Adult Magicicadas from Brood XIII:
Adult Magicicadas - Brood XIII

Magicicada adults from Brood XIII:
Magicicada adults - Brood XIII

Magicicada holes from Brood XIII:
Magicicada holes - Brood XIII

Magicicada skins from Brood XIII:
Magicicada skins - Brood XIII

Molting Magicicada from Brood XIII:
Molting Magicicada - Brood XIII

Nymph and adult Magicicada from Brood XIII:
Nymph and adult - Brood XIII

Skins and adults on leaves:
Skins and adults on leaves - Brood XIII

Skins on leaves:
Skins on leaves - Brood XIII

Teneral, recently molted Magicicada:
Teneral, recently molted Magicicada - Brood XIII

Teneral, recently molted Magicicada:
Teneral, recently molted Magicicada - Brood XIII

Teneral, recently molted Magicicada:
Teneral, recently molted Magicicada - Brood XIII

Brood XIII wrap up: a few more photos from Joe Balynas

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada — Dan @ 7:18 pm



View all of Joe Balynas’ Magicicada photos.

July 9, 2007


Filed under: Eggs | Magicicada | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 6:16 pm

Here’s a picture of Magicicada eggs from Roy Troutman. They’re about 3-4mm long. Very tiny.

Cicada Eggs

Brood XIII, rotten but not forgotten

Filed under: Brood XIII — Dan @ 11:07 am

Brood XIII is all but gone in and few select areas (like Westmont IL for instance). Will you miss them? You might find a couple stragglers next year, but you’re going to have to wait until 2024 for the next Brood XIII emergence.

At this point you should start to see flagging from the Brood XIII cicadas: brown, dead leaves where the cicadas laid their eggs.

If you’ve willing to travel, you can see and hear the Brood XIV next year too.

Deanna’s cicada photos on Flickr are a nice representation of the Brood XIII emergence. Check them out whenever you want to reminisce.

More Brood XIII photos to come, and lots of other cicada fun is coming up, so stay tuned!

Update: make sure you check out all the cool images people added to Comments section of the CicadaMania MySpace page.

July 3, 2007

Cicadas (and me) on Fuji Network News

Filed under: Brood XIII | Pop Culture | Video — Dan @ 7:32 am

A few of you might have noticed the film crew following me around the Cicada Mania festival. They filmed me at the festival, as well as back in Jersey — a once in a life time (or maybe once in 17 years) experience. The news cast aired yesterday in Japan, but you might be able to see it on a show called “Morning Eye” in North America.

Here is the final news story:

Roy Troutman, Gerry Bunker and Joe Green also appear in the video.

June 27, 2007

The final winner in the blue eyed cicada contest

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color — Dan @ 5:18 pm

Michael Jimms sent us this photo of a blue eyed Magicicada:

blue eyed cicada

Michael won the last button in the blue/white/gray eyed cicada category.

Congratulations to all the winners. There are still prizes left in the contest: for Multi Colored Eyed cicadas, and for an emerging nymph with white eyes. Good luck.

June 25, 2007

2 more cicada contest winners

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color — Dan @ 3:54 pm

A creamy white eyed cicada from Morton Grove by Judy Thorpe:

White eyed cicada


A true-blue eyed cicada from Western Springs by Matt Weiss:

Blue eyed cicada

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