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March 8, 2020

Magicicada stuck in its nymphal skin

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada | Molting — Dan @ 8:47 am

Occasionally cicadas get stuck in their nymphal skins (exuvia) during the molting process (ecdysis). The reasons why might be external forces like temperature, rain, wind, interference by other cicadas or other insects like ants, or something wrong with the cicada itself.

This is a photo sent to us by Liz G back in 2007 during Brood XIII from Peoria, Illinois.

Liz G Brood XIII

Teneral Neotibicen canicularis photos by Daniel Costa

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 7:56 am

Teneral (soft, recently molted) Neotibicen canicularis (Dog Day Cicada) photos by Daniel Costa, from 2014.

Teneral (soft, recently molted) Neotibicen canicularis (Dog Day Cicada) photos by Daniel Costa, from 2014.

Teneral (soft, recently molted) Neotibicen canicularis (Dog Day Cicada) photos by Daniel Costa, from 2014.

Teneral (soft, recently molted) Neotibicen canicularis (Dog Day Cicada) photos by Daniel Costa, from 2014.

Brood XIII cicadas by James P

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada — Dan @ 7:44 am

A funny photo from James P. from Glenview, IL. 2007. Recently emerged Brood XIII Magicicada cicadas sharing a branch. Magicicada adults are white when they molt, but turn black as their bodies harden (sclerotize).

Brood XIII Magicicada cicadas by James P. A funny photo from James P. from Glenview, IL. 2007.

Brood XIII Magicicada cicadas by James P. A funny photo from James P. from Glenview, IL. 2007.

March 7, 2020

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman, part 4

Filed under: Adam Fleishman | Cacama | Cryptotympanini — Tags: — Dan @ 2:35 pm

View other parts of this set: part 1, part 2, and part 3.

Adam Fleishman has captured some amazing photos of Cacama valvata cicadas. They were taken in Tucson, AZ. Elevation 2,450 ft. See more of Adam’s work at his photography web site: Cometmoth Sight and Sound.

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman, part 3

Filed under: Adam Fleishman | Cacama | Cryptotympanini — Tags: — Dan @ 2:32 pm

View other parts of this set: part 1, part 2, and part 4.

Adam Fleishman has captured some amazing photos of Cacama valvata cicadas. They were taken in Tucson, AZ. Elevation 2,450 ft. See more of Adam’s work at his photography web site: Cometmoth Sight and Sound.

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman, part 2

Filed under: Adam Fleishman | Cacama | Cryptotympanini — Tags: — Dan @ 2:16 pm

View other parts of this set: part 1, part 3, and part 4.

Adam Fleishman has captured some amazing photos of Cacama valvata cicadas. They were taken in Tucson, AZ. Elevation 2,450 ft. See more of Adam’s work at his photography web site: Cometmoth Sight and Sound.

A pair:
Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata male:
Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata male:
Cacama valvata male

Cacama valvata male:
Cacama valvata male

Cacama valvata male:
Cacama valvata male

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen photos

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 12:21 pm

Some Neotibicen tibicen tibicen photos from 2005 taken by me. At the time these photos were taken this cicada was dead. Neotibicen tibicen tibicen are popularly called Morning or Swamp cicadas.

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen photos

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen photos

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen photos

In this photo an operculum is outlined in pink.
Neotibicen tibicen tibicen photos

Gerry Bunker’s Neotibicen Gallery

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Gerry Bunker | Molting | Neotibicen | United States — Dan @ 11:50 am

Photos of a molting or molted Neotibicen by Gerry Bunker from 2005.

Teneral Neotibicen photos by Roy Troutman

Two Teneral Neotibicen photos by Roy Troutman. Teneral means soft. These cicadas have recently molted so their bodies are soft. The photos were taken in 2004, probably in Ohio.

This one looks like a Neotibicen tibicen tibicen:

Teneral Neotibicen

This one looks like a Neotibicen linnei or pruinosus.

This one looks like a Neotibicen linnei or pruinosus.

Molting Neotibicen cicada photos by Roy Troutman

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Molting | Neotibicen | Roy Troutman | United States — Tags: , — Dan @ 11:09 am

Molting Neotibicen cicada photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Probably Ohio. Looks like a Neotibicen tibicen tibicen.

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