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March 7, 2020

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Morning Cicada) photos by Roy Troutman

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | Roy Troutman | United States — Tags: , — Dan @ 11:02 am

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Morning Cicada) photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Probably taken in Ohio.

They’re also called Swamp Cicadas.

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Morning Cicada) photos by Roy Troutman

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Morning Cicada) photos by Roy Troutman

Neotibicen linnei (Linne’s Cicada) photo by Roy Troutman

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | Roy Troutman | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 10:58 am

A Neotibicen linnei (Linne’s Cicada) photo by Roy Troutman from 2004. Probably taken in Ohio.

Neotibicen linnei (Linne's Cicada) photo by Roy Troutman

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti photos by Roy Troutman

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | Roy Troutman | United States — Tags: , — Dan @ 10:54 am

Here’s two Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Probably taken in Ohio.

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti is also known as the “Dark Lyric Cicada”.

Here's two Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Probably taken in Ohio.

Here's two Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti photos by Roy Troutman from 2004. Probably taken in Ohio.

Fidicina mannifera from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem.

Filed under: Brazil | Fidicina | Fidicinini | Leonardo Milhomem — Tags: — Dan @ 8:13 am

Fidicina mannifera from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem. 2005.

Fidicina mannifera from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem.

Majeorona aper from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem

Filed under: Brazil | Fidicinini | Leonardo Milhomem | Majeorona — Tags: — Dan @ 8:12 am

Majeorona aper from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem. 2005.

Majeorona aper from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem. 2005.

Quesada gigas from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem

Filed under: Brazil | Hyantiini | Leonardo Milhomem | Quesada — Tags: — Dan @ 8:10 am

Quesada gigas from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem. 2005.

Quesada gigas from Brazil, Photo by Leonardo Milhomem

Archie McPhee advertisement for the Lucky Cicada

Filed under: Lucky Cicada Key Chain | Toys and Amusements — Dan @ 6:43 am

Here’s a snippet of an Archie McPhee advertisement for the Lucky Cicada toy/keychain. The image was sent to us my Suzanne M.

Whining Cicada with Blinking Eyes Keyring

Also called the “cicada toy that may shrill”This is for everyone who has lived with treefulls of these screaming locusts, has moved away from locust country, and secretly misses them. This lifelike beast, though, far beats any you might have encountered. When you press the metal button on its belly, its eyes flash green and it emits a gut-wrenching cicada whine that sounds like the background music in a science fiction thriller. And it lasts 20 whole seconds! And “since it has cells, you can play anytime.” That’s what it says. Black body, realistic, detailed green wings. 2-3/8″ long, about 1-1/2″ wide at the widest point. Great packaging. Each cicada is blistersealed on a 3-1/2″ x 5″ card with great illustrations. Part of the forest bug series. Nifty pocket clip. And, it’s a keyring. No one could live without this for very long after finding out it exists.

Lucky Cicada Toy Advert

More Lucky Cicada Keychain Images

Filed under: Lucky Cicada Key Chain | Roy Troutman | Toys and Amusements — Dan @ 6:16 am

Back in the 1990’s Archie McPhee/Accoutrements distributed the Lucky Cicada, a toy with a keyring that would sing when you squeezed its abdomen. Its eyes lit up green too.

All we have now are memories and memorabilia, because they aren’t making them anymore. That said, there are manufacturers in China who have the plans and will make them. That’s a story for another day. Thanks to Roy Troutman for the images.

Front and back packaging:
Packaging

The keychain and packaging:
Keychain and packaging

4 different paint jobs. And red eyes! Collect them all!
4 different types

Magicicada nymphs found by Elias, part 2

Filed under: Elias Bonaros | Magicicada | Nymphs | Periodical — Dan @ 6:02 am

Continuing from part 1, Elias Bonaros did some digging and took these photos of first and second instar Magicicada periodical cicadas on a warm winter day (March 21, 2010).

Now you know what cicadas look like when they’re underground!

Generally speaking the ones with the bulbous abdomens are second instar, and the smaller ones with the less bulbous or not bulbous abdomens are first instar.

Magicicada Nymphs found by Elias, part 1

Filed under: Elias Bonaros | Magicicada | Nymphs | Periodical — Dan @ 5:50 am

Have you every wondered what cicadas look like when they’re underground? Elias Bonaros did some digging and took these photos of first and second instar Magicicada periodical cicadas on a warm winter day (March 21, 2010). Magicicadas have 5 instars, or phases of development. Each phase has a slightly different appearance.

This is a probable second instar nymph of Magicicada septendecim (Periodical cicada) from the 2008 Brood XIV emergence. Dug up from beneath an oak tree. It was living approximately 4-6 inches from the ground surface. Temperature 70 degrees.

Elias cicada nymph

These are probable first and second instar nymphs of Magicicada septendecim (Periodical cicada) from the 2008 Brood XIV emergence. Dug up from beneath an oak tree. They were living approximately 4-6 inches from the ground surface. Temperature 70 deg.

Elias Magicicada nymphs

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