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March 13, 2020

Formotosena montivaga (Distant, 1889)

Filed under: Formotosena | Michel Chantraine | Thailand — 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.

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Magicicada chimney

Magicicada chimney

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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

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Teneral Magicicada

Teneral Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

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Exuvia

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Nymph

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Magicicada photos by Les Daniels, part 1

Filed under: Les Daniels | Magicicada — Dan @ 2:22 pm

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

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

Adult Magicicadas by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicadas by Les Daniels

Exuvia

Exuvia

Magicicada

Magicicada

Exuvia

Exuvia

Adult Magicicada

Adult Magicicada

Mating adults

Mating adults

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Exit hole

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Teneral Magicicada

Teneral Magicicada

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Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Dead Magicicadas

Dead Magicicadas

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicadas by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicadas by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicada photograph by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicadas by Les Daniels

Adult Magicicadas by Les Daniels

Okanagana Cicada Photos by Les Daniels

Filed under: Les Daniels | Okanagana | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 2:06 pm

Okanagana cicada photos by Les Daniels. Les has a book called The Season of the Cicadas, which I recommend.

Psaltoda plaga photo by Kevin Lee

Filed under: Australia | Kevin Lee | Psaltoda — Dan @ 12:40 pm

Psaltoda plaga aka Black Prince photo by Kevin Lee.

Psaltoda plaga aka Black Prince photo by Kevin Lee.

Amongst young Aussie kids the legendary White Knight is believed to exist but it is really just a black prince. When cicadas such as double drummers and black princes first emerge they appear white and gradually they develop their distinctive pigmentation. This is the before and after shots of the same cicada.

Kevin Lee’s Green Grocer Photos

Filed under: Australia | Cyclochila | Kevin Lee — Tags: — Dan @ 12:23 pm

Kevin Lee’s Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae) photos:

Kevin Lee's Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae)

Kevin Lee's Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae)

This one is somewhere between a Green Grocer and a Yellow Monday, I think. Check out the “mask” between the eyes:
Kevin Lee's Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae)

Kevin Lee's Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae)

Brood XIII cicada photos by Mark Muto

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color | Magicicada — Tags: — Dan @ 10:04 am

Brood XIII cicada photos by Mark Muto, from 2007. Photos were taken in North Riverside, Illinois.

Magicicada nymph climbing on a tree branch:
Brood XIII cicada photos by Mark Muto, from 2007. Photos were taken in North Riverside, Illinois.

Magicicada septendecim (Pharaoh cicada):
Brood XIII cicada photos by Mark Muto, from 2007. Photos were taken in North Riverside, Illinois.

Two Magicicada, one with blue eyes:
Brood XIII cicada photos by Mark Muto, from 2007. Photos were taken in North Riverside, Illinois.

Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes

Filed under: Brood X | Magicicada | Molting | Teneral — Dan @ 9:07 am

Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Recently molted Magicicada, still hanging from its nymphal skin:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Molting Magicicada:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Two adult Magicicada:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Recently molted Magicicada hanging from its nymphal skin:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

Molting Magicicada:
Brood X Magicicada photos by Nate Rhodes from 2004.

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

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