Cicada Mania

Dedicated to cicadas, the most amazing insects in the world.

Cicada T-shirts

March 16, 2020

Brood XIX stragglers in NC, 2010

Filed under: Brood XIX | Lenny Lampel | Magicicada | Periodical Stragglers — Tags: — Dan @ 5:38 pm

Magicicada tredecassini by Lenny Lampel Natural Resources Coordinator Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Charlotte, NC. 2010.

Magicicada tredecassini (abdomen), Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel):
Magicicada tredecassini (abdomen), Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel)

Magicicada tredecassini, Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel):
Magicicada tredecassini, Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel)

Magicicada tredecassini exuvia, Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel):
Magicicada tredecassini exuvia, Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel)

Magicicada tredecassini exuvia on spicebush, Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel):
Magicicada tredecassini exuvia on spicebush, Lower McAlpine Greenway 051010 (by Lenny Lampel)

March 15, 2020

An assortment of cicada photos from Joe Green

Filed under: Joe Green — Tags: , — Dan @ 4:42 pm

An assortment of cicada photos from Joe Green. 2009. Florida.

Neocicada hieroglyphica:
Neocicada hieroglyphica by Joe Green. Florida. 2009.

Cicada exuvia:
Cicada exuvia. Photo by Joe Green. 2009. Florida.

Cicada exuvia:
Cicada exuvia by Joe Green. 2009. Florida.

Cicada nymph:
Cicada nymph by Joe Green. 2009. Florida.

Megatibicen auletes:
Teneral Megatibicen auletes. Photo by Joe Green. Florida. 2009.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004

Filed under: Brood X | Magicicada | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 4:14 pm

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Ohio.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Adult Magicicada.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Molted cicada.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Adults.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Molted cicadas.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Molted cicada.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Molted cicada.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Molted cicada.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Adult Magicicadas.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Adult Magicicada.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Molting cicada.

A box of cicadas from French Guiana

Filed under: French Guiana — Dan @ 3:38 pm

A box of cicadas from French Guiana. I have to go through it and ID them.

A box of cicadas from French Guiana

Various Megatibicen and Neotibicen compared

This image was created by Paul Krombholz back when Megatibicen and Neotibicen were just Tibicen.

Tibicen composite by Paul Krombholz

Top row, left to right:
Neotibicen davisi (formerly Tibicen davisi)
Megatibicen grossus (formerly Megatibicen grossus, Tibicen auletes)
Megatibicen figuratus (formerly Tibicen figurata)
Megatibicen pronotalis (formerly Tibicen marginalis)

Bottom row, left to right:
Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (formerly Tibicen chloromera)
Neotibicen pruinosus (formerly Tibicen pruinosa)
Neotibicen lyricen (formerly Tibicen lyricen)

Bill Lesar’s 2005 Megatibicen dorsatus Gallery

Filed under: Megatibicen | Photos & Illustrations | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) — Tags: — Dan @ 10:58 am

Bill Lesar’s 2005 Megatibicen dorsatus Gallery. The genus of this cicada changed from Tibicen to Neotibicen, and not it is Megatibicen (circa 2020).

Bill Lesar's 2005 Megatibicen dorsatus

Bill Lesar's 2005 Megatibicen dorsatus

March 13, 2020

Gina Scarborough’s Florida Cicada Photos

Filed under: Molting | Photos & Illustrations | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) — Dan @ 7:55 pm

This is a series of photos of a cicada molting by Gina Scarborough taken in Florida. It appears to be a Neotibicen sp, and definitely a cicada belonging to the tribe Cryptotympanini.

The pink color is amazing. Click the photos to get to larger versions.

Nymph:
Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Splitting the skin:
Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Head coming through:
Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Mesonotum is out:
Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Wings start to expand:
Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Gina Scarborough's Florida Cicada molting

Formotosena montivaga (Distant, 1889)

Filed under: Formotosena | Michel Chantraine | Polyneurini | Thailand — Tags: — Dan @ 7:08 pm

Formotosena montivaga (Distant, 1889). Photo by Michel Chantraine. This cicada is found in Thailand.

Formotosena montivaga (Distant, 1889)

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Polyneurini
SubTribe: Formotosenina
Genus: Formotosena
Species: Formotosena montivaga (Distant, 1889)

March 8, 2020

Magicicada photos by Les Daniels, part 3.

Filed under: Les Daniels | Magicicada — Dan @ 2:33 pm

Magicicada photos by Les Daniels, part 3. Here’s part 1 and part 2.

Les has a book called The Season of the Cicadas, which I recommend.

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Nymphs

Nymphs

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada chimney

Magicicada chimney

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adult

Magicicada adults

Magicicada adults

Magicicada photos by Les Daniels, part 2

Filed under: Les Daniels | Magicicada — Dan @ 2:27 pm

Magicicada photos by Les Daniels, part 2. Heres part 1 and part 3.

Les has a book called The Season of the Cicadas, which I recommend.

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicadas

Adult Magicicadas

Adult Magicicadas

Adult Magicicadas

Teneral Magicicada

Teneral Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Exuvia

Exuvia

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Nymph

Nymph

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Exuvia

Exuvia

Adult Magicicadas

Adult Magicicadas

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

« Newer PostsMore »

Cicada T-shirts