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Subject: Beetle
Location: Nicaragua
April 23, 2013 4:50 pm
Hello there,
I’m very curious what kind of beetle this is!
I can’t find it anywhere and looked everywhere!
Hope you guys can help me.
Greetings,
Signature: Chantal Bosma

Cicada

Cicada

Dear Chantal,
This is a Cicada, not a beetle, and it is gorgeous.

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Subject: Molting Cicadas
Location: Santa Lucia, Ecuador
December 16, 2012 6:09 pm
I was down in Ecuador this summer and I finally had a chance to go through my pictures. I feel lucky that I got to see not one, but two cicadas in the molting process and thought you might enjoy the pictures, especially during a season of mostly dormant insect activity.
Signature: Polymersn

Cicada Metamorphosis

Dear Polymersn,
Though we cannot identify these Cicadas to the species level, we are thrilled to post your stunning photos as excellent representatives of the universality of Cicada metamorphosis.

Molting Cicada

 

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Subject: Blue Cicada
Location: Queensland, Gold Caost Hinterland
November 25, 2012 5:12 am
Hi we found this next to a tree in our front yard (dead unfortunately)and have not been able to find a photo on the web showing the deep colour on the wings and thought that someone out there may enjoy the photo. Cheers
Signature: Blue Moon

Bladder Cicada

Dear Blue Moon,
Though there is a Cicada in Australia that is commonly called the Blue Moon because of its deep blue coloration, it has clear wings.  You can see an example on Cicada Mania.  Because of the wings on your individual, we believe it is a Bladder Cicada,
Cystosoma saundersii,  which we also found on Cicada Mania as well as in our own archives. There are additional photos and information on the Brisbane Insect website.  We are not certain what caused the bluish coloration of your individual.  Perhaps it is a combination of the lighting conditions in the shade as well as the result of metamorphosis that occurred just prior to its demise.

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Subject: Newly Emerged Cicada
Location: North Fort Myers, FL
November 18, 2012 7:57 am
I was fortunate enough to spot this newly emerged cicada as it climbed these stalks. It finally made it to the top, only to tumble down. It slowly started all over again. Taken at Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve West in Nort Fort Myers, Florida.
Signature: Greg

Possibly Salt Marsh Cicada

Hi Greg,
Thanks for sending your photos.  You did not indicate if this is a recent sighting or if the photos were taken months or possibly years ago.  We looked at Cicadas on BugGuide and we believe this might be a Salt Marsh Cicada,
Diceroprocta viridifascia, based on images that are posted to BugGuide which states:  “Atlantic Coast: VA, NC, SC, GA, FL (perhaps a little further north than VA)  Gulf Coast: FL, AL, MS, LA, & TX  D. viridifascia ranges from the mid-Atlantic (Delmarva region) south into Florida. Its distribution around Florida is often patchy, but it can be abundant. Thgis cicada can be found on both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the state, but seems to range only as far north as the “Big Bend” region of Florida in the west and appears absent along the Panhandle (?).  This species is common all around the Florida coast and abundant in the Palm Beach area.The season is listed as “May-September” so if this is a recent sighing, our identification might not be correct.

possibly Salt Marsh Cicada

The photos were taken yesterday.

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Subject: Please identify this bug
Location: Wheelers Hill Victoria, 3150 Australia
November 14, 2012 5:57 am
Found this bug on my drive way after taking my dog (which is a kelpie) for a walk. He started barking at it (as it was nigh time i had to shine a light at it to see it and i couldn’t work out what it was. it was approximately the size of my iphone 4s in length and its head was around 4 centimetres wide to give you a bit of a scale in size.
Signature: Mr

Green Grocer

Dear Mr,
While many folks who live in the northern hemisphere a
re lamenting the coming of winter, folks in Australia are rejoicing with the approach of summer.  Whether one lives in the north or south, Cicadas are a fixture of the summer symphony of sound, and Australia is famous for the diversity of its Cicadas.  Australians are very proud of their Cicadas, and you might enjoy visiting the Cicada Mania website.  This colorful Cicada is commonly called a Green Grocer, Cyclochila australasiae, a species that has several different color variations each with its own distinctive name.

Green Grocer

 

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Subject: Food chain: cicada killer in action
Location: Takoma Park MD
August 24, 2012 4:41 pm
Hello WTB,
This cicada killer startled me somewhat as I was out weeding the garden. I initially thought it had deposited a bit of trash. When I realized the ”trash” was an annual cicada, I dashed in to fetch the camera and thought you’d like to see the outcome.
Signature: Takoma Park animal lover

Cicada Killer with Annual Cicada

Dear Takoma Park animal lover,
Wow, what a marvelous series of photos. 

Cicada Killer with food for her brood.

The female Cicada Killer is really a powerfully built wasp to drag and glide back to her burrow with a paralyzed Cicada for each egg she lays.

Female Cicada Killer provides for her offspring

 

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