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Tibicen robinsonianus in Litchfield, Il

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Tibicen robinsonianus in Litchfield, Il

found a whole group of T.robinsonianus in a small area in conifers in litchfeilds graveyard. its odd that they were only in that area. then i recorded tibicen auletes at 8pm! a species that i thought was not in our area at all :)

Date Posted: 2011-07-22 Comments: (4) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-07-22 | Website:

Hey Jake,

Excellent photo of a T. robinsonianus. Excellent work. Every photo you submit gets entered into the database, it doesn't matter if they are duplicates species as long as the data is accurate we accept it. Thanks also for the T. auletes data point. I will add that to the database as well. Please keep our site in mind whenever you're out hunting. I see your postings on Facebook and would really love for you to start to post more here so we can get them into the database.


Posted By: Jake Readnour | On: 2011-07-23 | Website:

well alot of those dorsatus are from last year but once the dorsatus are in full swing next week i will report those as well. i am looking for other species that are not commen in illinois so thats taking alot of work and travel time. i hope to add T.auriferus (T.linnei northern varaint) (T.auletes in hand). T.davisi and T.canicularis> (northeastern IL )before the end of the year

Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-07-23 | Website:

I too have been very busy mapping Maine and New Hampshire for cicada species. It is taking up a lot of my free time but I have made some significant findings and collected my first voucher specimen of O. rimosa for Maine last weekend.

Posted By: Jake Readnour | On: 2011-07-23 | Website:

well i hope to start mapping okanaganas next year. as of now i am realy triyng to map out tibicens in illinois and find ppl out of state to bring me soundfiles/examples of other tibicens (esp T linnei populations). and i still have some maggicada data to work out concerning the range of the decim group for dave and also look deeper into the odd morph in tredecassini.

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