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Subject: Brood II Periodical Cicada
Location: Manassas, VA
August 20, 2013 6:01 am
Hi Bugman-
These pictures were taken in the Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas, VA) on June 15th. There were quite a few cicadas still around at that time, but not as many as previous weekends. The cicada and exoskeleton were on different trees, so it is unlikely they are ”related”.
Hope you enjoy the pics!
Signature: Katherine

Periodical Cicada

Periodical Cicada

Hi Katherine,
Thanks for your photos.  Are you the same Katie from Manassas who sent us the Brood II metamorphosis images this past June?

Periodical Cicada Exuvia

Periodical Cicada Exuvia

Nope! That wasn’t me. I was on your site looking to identify another bug and noticed you had very few pictures of our cicadas.
Katherine

Interesting coincidence.

 

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Subject: Magicicada sp. for identify
Location: Manteno, Kankakee County, Illinois
June 1, 2013 11:17 am
Hello WTB team,
I photographed in a collection this cicada, caught at Manteno, Kankakee County, Illinois on 15-VI-2007.
It’s clearly a Magicicada but seems to be about half dozen of species that I’m unable to distinguish. Please could you help me?
Thanks!
Isidro
Signature: Isidro

Brood XIII Periodical Cicada

Brood XIII Periodical Cicada

Dear Isidro,
We are catching up on unanswered mail that arrived during our holiday and we are especially interested in Periodical Cicadas right now, so your subject line caught our attention.  We turned to Magicicada.org and learned that this is most likely a member of Brood XIII, the Northern Illinois Brood that last appeared in 2007.

Dear Daniel,
Thanks a lot for your reply. I would be very interested in know the species, that is what I asked for. It’s the better known Magicicada septemdecim, or one of the more uncommon species like Magicicada cassinii, Magicicada neotredecim, Magicicada septemdecula, Magicicada tredecassini, Magicicada tredecim or Magicicada tredecula?
Best regards,
Isidro

Hi again Isidro,
We do not have the necessary skills or background to answer that question.

Thanks for reply Daniel.
What skills would you need for identification? I can ask the person that keeps the insect in his collection about photos of certain details.
Thanks,
Isidro

Hi again Isidro,
We here at What’s That Bug? are rank amateurs with no science background.  We have always considered this website to be more of an art project to help educate people to appreciate the lower beasts as well as on the interconnectivity of all things on the planet.  You should seek the assistance of an entomologist at the nearest natural history museum for your answer.  Some difficult species identifications require DNA analysis.  Just our of curiosity, why is the exact species so important?

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Subject: Brand-new magicicada
Location: Manassas, Virginia
June 6, 2013 3:35 pm
Here is a Magicicada fresh out of its shell:)
Signature: Katie

Periodical Cicada

Periodical Cicada

Hi Katie,
Thanks for sending a photo of a Brood II Periodical Cicada.  Can you provide some additional information?  Was this an isolated sighting or part of a swarm?  If it was an isolated individual, we wonder if it is part of the advanced guard of the new emergence.  Since we haven’t received many images of Brood II Cicadas, we also wonder if this will not be an exceptional year or if the brood is late in appearing.

Update from Katie:  June 18, 2013
Hi Daniel,
I had MANY cicadas in my yard this year- I live in Manassas Virginia, and my neighborhood has been pretty un-touched by all the development that surrounds it.  They started emerging from the ground around the first or second week of May.  For sure, part of a swarm-every time I parked my car a pile of the little guys would latch on to my tires to shed ( all of which were removed before departure) and they were EVERYWHERE!!  The trees sang for about a month-haven’t heard them lately, think they got the job done:) Beautiful creatures-I feel lucky that I got to have them hang out in my yard!  With all the development in the northern Virginia area though, I’m afraid many of them where probably uprooted along with the trees:(

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June 1, 2013
We have only recieved one image of a Brood II Cicada this year and we don’t know why.  Sue resent us these wonderful images of her Brood XIII emergence outside Chicago in 2007 and we are posting them in an attempt to get our readership to send images of Brood II.

Periodical Cicada

Periodical Cicada


Though we will be on holiday, we promise to post Brood II photos upon our return if any readers send them in.  Please use Brood II Cicada as the subject line to get our attention.

Brood XIII from 2007

Brood XIII from 2007

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Subject: Yellow eyed Magicicada
Location: Manassas, Virginia
May 28, 2013 3:41 pm
Found this cutie hanging out in the garden!
Signature: Katie

Magicicada:  Brood

Magicicada: Brood II

Hi Katie,
We are very excited.  This is our first image of Brood II of the 17 Year Cicada this year.
P.S.  Nice tattoo. We color corrected your image and the color looks great.  

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Well written article.
East about to be overrun by billions of cicadas
AP SCIENCE | MAY 6, 2013
http://pulse.me/s/loVMt
WASHINGTON (AP) — Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East … read more
Lisa

Thanks Lisa,
We can’t wait to start getting photos of this impressive event.

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