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March 24, 2020

Megatibicen auletes

Filed under: Bill Reynolds,Cryptotympanini,Megatibicen,United States — Tags: — Dan @ 9:11 pm

Megatibicen auletes from Bill Reynolds’ collection. A lot of cicadas! People send Bill cicadas from all over the U.S., because he’s a renowned cicada expert, and his collection grows and grows. Lucky guy.

Neotibicen auletes from Bill Reynolds collection

Neotibicen auletes from Bill Reynolds collection

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.

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 auletes (formerly 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)

February 29, 2020

Squashed Megatibicen auletes

Filed under: Cryptotympanini,Megatibicen — Tags: — Dan @ 4:36 pm

Squashed Megatibicen auletes. Not sure who stepped on it. It’s an interesting look at its anatomy.

Poor smashed Megatibicen auletes.

Megatibicen auletes found in Winston-Salem, NC by Erin Dickinson

Filed under: Cryptotympanini,Megatibicen — Tags: — Dan @ 4:19 pm

Megatibicen auletes found in Winston-Salem, NC by Erin Dickinson. The year was 2011. The cicada’s name was Mortimer. No kidding.

Megatibicen auletes found in Winston-Salem, NC by Erin Dickinson. 2011.

Megatibicen auletes found in Winston-Salem, NC by Erin Dickinson. 2011.

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