Category: cicada

Screaming Cicada Trees | Bonfire

Screaming Cicada Trees | Bonfire:

nanonaturalist:

nanonaturalist:

Cicada shirt fundraiser!

There is a great event coming up for all sorts of people doing nature education projects with young people in Texas. Hey! I do lots of nature education with young people in Texas, I should totally go to this! *looks at ticket prices* Oh…

Help me go anyway! Can’t afford a silly cicada shirt? Then share it with people you can! Same deal as last time—I have to sell 5 for them to print, and the more shirts I sell, the cheaper they are to print, and the more $ that goes to me. 

October 12, 2018
New and improved with NO TYPO in the summary ugh thanks tumblr

Only two orders left before it will print!

October 20, 2018

Screaming Cicada Trees | Bonfire

Screaming Cicada Trees | Bonfire:

nanonaturalist:

Cicada shirt fundraiser!

There is a great event coming up for all sorts of people doing nature education projects with young people in Texas. Hey! I do lots of nature education with young people in Texas, I should totally go to this! *looks at ticket prices* Oh…

Help me go anyway! Can’t afford a silly cicada shirt? Then share it with people you can! Same deal as last time—I have to sell 5 for them to print, and the more shirts I sell, the cheaper they are to print, and the more $ that goes to me. 

October 12, 2018
New and improved with NO TYPO in the summary ugh thanks tumblr

Screaming Cicada Trees | Bonfire

Screaming Cicada Trees | Bonfire:

Cicada shirt fundraiser!

There is a great event coming up for all sorts of people doing nature education projects with young people in Texas. Hey! I do lots of nature education with young people in Texas, I should totally go to this! *looks at ticket prices* Oh…

Help me go anyway! Can’t afford a silly cicada shirt? Then share it with people you can! Same deal as last time—I have to sell 5 for them to print, and the more shirts I sell, the cheaper they are to print, and the more $ that goes to me. 

October 12, 2018

Some of my guests from the past week. 1. Jump…

Some of my guests from the past week.
1. Jumping spider (Colonus sp.)
2. Potter wasp
3. Juvenile Texas spiny lizard
4. Flower weevil
5. Billbug snout beetle
6. Longhorn bee
7. Green anole (being purple cuz they change colors
8. Hoverfly
9. Bird grasshopper (their poops are HUGE and look like caterpillars, I was confused for a while!)
10. Carolina sphinx moth and Scissors grinder cicada

September 9, 2018

badsciencejokes: Screammmmm PC-Whitmore — view…

badsciencejokes:

Screammmmm PC-Whitmore — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2wofjsw

Avian Ink Contest | Travis Audubon

Avian Ink Contest | Travis Audubon:

tarantulajelly:

nanonaturalist:

Hey Austin Peeps! Do you have a sweet birb tattoo? You should enter it into the Travis Audubon Avian Ink contest 😀 I won the contest last year with my Hiroshige-inspired pheasant, and I’m one of the judges this year. Send your photos in to Caley (click the link for her address) by September 7 to be in the running.

^ crappy low-res photo of Vivi the Pheasant

My prize was a gift certificate for a tattoo shop in town, and I’m going to get a cicada… when I have time :X Luckily since I won the contest, I have seen PLENTY of cicadas for inspiration.

August 8, 2018

That pheasant is gorgeous!  I second the cicada tattoo idea, I got a cicada last year :D.

ooooooooooohhhhhhh niiiiiiiccceeeeeeee

I’m trying to figure out what I want as a chest piece (when I have money again ha ha ha ha). For a while I wanted goldfish. But NOW I’m thinking I want hemipterans. The struggle is real.

Cicada would go on the back of my neck to keep my bumble bee company 😀

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ms-demeanor:

wordcubed:

wordcubed:

horny AND SCREAMING on main

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cicada on main

@nanonaturalist

Fun story, my kitchen bug zoo situation was driving me insane (will post on that later, but summary is I haven’t had a functioning kitchen in over a year because every surface is covered in bugs and dead leaves), and I was driven by desperation to FINALLY set up an ACTUAL bug room. Put together the workbench last night, and *gasp* I have space for my bug art now!!!

Of course I have cicada art.

July 30, 2018

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nanonaturalist:

nanonaturalist:

nanonaturalist:

THIS IS HAPPENING IN MY YARD RIGHT NOW

THIS IS THE BEST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO ME

I LOVE THIS CICADA

I LOVE I LOVE I LOVE

JULY 2, 2018

So gold! So shiny!

Baby’s first steps!!!

Inside the husk

So lovely 😍

After I placed the baby back in the tree, I was the recipient of a very healthy stream of… uh… liquid metabolic waste products? But I was too late, didn’t catch any on video. You just need to trust me there was way more than you’d think could fit in there.

@ashyguysworld asked about the color! Most insects start out soft and pale, then darken as they harden. “Teneral” is the term used for dragonflies that are still pale, not sure if it applies to other insects but the idea is the same. For dragonflies it can take a few days to fully harden and get to their final color!

Cicadas tend to come out looking especially ghostly. The glowing-green color is temporary. I’m not sure exactly what species this one is, but it may be a Scissors Grinder, which looks like this when it’s fully colored:

And yes, they are pretty big! 😀

An update! The species of the molting cicada has been determined: it’s a Resh Cicada (Megatibicen resh). Big deal, who cares, right?

Wrong.

(Scientific names change whenever taxonomy is updated, Tibicen was recently split into two genera: Neotibicen and Megatibicen).

Resh Cicadas are in the top 6 loudest insects in the world. And I caught one naked in the front yard!

😀

July 27, 2018

HOW HAVE I DESERVED SO MANY BLESSINGS? I swea…

HOW
HAVE
I
DESERVED
SO
MANY
BLESSINGS?

I swear every time I see a cicada it’s a different species. I only know three and I’m posting these here before they’re up on iNat because I love you all. I NEVER GET TO SEE CICADAS AND SUDDENLY THEY’RE ALL OVER ME 😭

July 21, 2018 / First night of Moth Week! but let’s be serious it’s all about the cicadas

Another day, another cicada. I think they love…

Another day, another cicada. I think they love me.

July 18, 2018