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This sections contains general news articles that don't quite fit into the other news categories. Cicadas General Info contain articles such as reports from contributors, information on first emergences during a cicada season as well as information on areas where the author has revisited. There are lots of images and videos contained within these articles. Feel free to ask questions and post comments in the comments section at the end of each article.

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Cicada exuvum Pine Crest Cemetery - Chelmsford - With the success of finding a Tibicen lyricen nymph last night, I'm back again to see if I can find some more live specimens. Unfortunately, I didn't find any but I am noticing a lot of exuvia on the headstones within the cemetery. It makes me wonder if upon emerging from the ground if Cicadas can see all that well. I mean after all, if you spend in some cases 3 - 9 years underground during your long development in total darkness, it makes one wonder if you'd b

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Date Posted: 2005-07-15 Comments: (0)

Tibicen lyricen Calling Finally!

Tibicen canicularis deformed Middlesex Road Cemetery, North Chelmsford - I have to admit, up until this point I was really starting to get worried about the state of Tibicen lyricens here in Massachusetts but today at last I finally heard them calling, while there still isn't many it sure is a welcomed sign. I went to this little cemetery thats right around the corner from my house on Middlesex road, it is so small and so old that I don't even see a sign for what the name of it is so I'm calling it "Middlesex Road Cem

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Date Posted: 2005-07-14 Comments: (0)

Deformed Cicadas Found Today

Deformed Cicadas I found several exuvia again today at St. Patrick cemetery but no live specimens. There seems to be a mixture of both T. canicularis and T. lyricen though. I will have to check another area. First Deformed Cicada found at Pine Crest Cemetery - Chelmsford Seems to be a lot of exuvia here at Pine Crest cemetery. I found a total of 6 exuvia today. One was on a pine tree and several on different hardwood trees. Some of the exuvia were on the backs of Maple leaves. I also found a deformed T. lyric

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Date Posted: 2005-07-13 Comments: (0)

No Live Specimens Today

Cicada nymph shell I hit my usual spots at St. Patrick Cemetery today. It's sunny and in the 80's and it's supposed to reach 90 and humid. Heard one or two T. canicularis calls today but still no T. lyricens at all. I checked my normal spots for T. lyricen but didn't find a single specimen. I did however find several new exuvia about the cemetery. These were obviously T. lyricen save for one which definitely looked like T. canicularis. The beech tree had as many as 6 exuvia on it. This tree I found the T. lyricen

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Date Posted: 2005-07-11 Comments: (0)

Many Cicadas Found Today

Tibicen lyricen teneral This is really surprising. It's really a cloudy, cool and overcast day. It's 60 degrees outside. Despite that I found several different specimens in all parts of the cemetery here. All seem to be on Ash trees as well which I think is T. lyricen's preferred host plant. At least here in Massachusetts. It also looks like I can take back what I said about the Ash trees last year. That they may not be producing Cicadas this year. All the Ash trees that produced Cicadas last year are indeed producing

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Date Posted: 2005-07-07 Comments: (0)

Not Much Happening - Lousy Weather

Tibicen lyricen I decided to stay home today because of the lousy weather outside. This gave me some time to study the three Tibicen lyricen specimens that I have found so far. The T. lyricen var. englehardti female is really darkening up now but I want to take some more close up shots of it but I want to wait for the sun to shine so that I can take some shots of the specimen in full sunlight but that won't be happening for a while if this weather keeps up. I currently have them in a terrarium that I purcha

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Date Posted: 2005-07-06 Comments: (0)

St. Patrick's Cemetery At Night

Tibicen lyricen teneral Since I had such dismal luck this afternoon, I decided to head out to St. Patrick Cemetery at around 11:00 pm this evening. It's a real warm night so I figured I'd try my luck now. Even after not being here since last year, being in a cemetery at night really does give me the creeps. But nevertheless, I carry on. I try my old favorite spots that I used to go to last year in this cemetery like my favorite Ash trees but I am having no luck on those. I try the spot where I found the male a

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Date Posted: 2005-07-05 Comments: (0)

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