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Cicada Calling Songs Videos

About the Calling Songs Video Category

All cicada calling songs have been placed in this video section. You may notice that there seems to be multiple calling songs for the same species. This is intentional because most of these songs come from different parts of the United States and may hold clues into regional calling variations from the same species. Think of them as "different accents".

You can navigate through these videos by the page navigation towards the bottom. Clicking on a thumbnail with a play icon will launch the video player in a modal window. Under each video is a comment form if you would like to leave a comment or ask questions.

Tibicen auletes Calling Song

Tibicen auletes Calling Song Author: Larry Levack
Published On: 2009-09-22
Description: Video by Larry Levack of a very rare species in Connecticut. While not rare in southern parts of the United States, Tibicen auletes is on Connecticut's Species of Concern list. As of this posting, T. auletes is only known from one small area in Connecticut.
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Date Posted: 2010-12-21 Comments: (2)Show Comments

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Posted By: Tom Wenzler | On: 2013-05-07

Sounds more like the common June bug we hear every year in the South.

Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2013-05-07

Yes it is common in the South and points West. Thanks for the comment :)

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Tibicen lyricen Calling Song

Tibicen lyricen calling song Author: Larry Levack
Published On: 2009-09-14
Description: Video by Larry Levack of a Tibicen lyricen calling in a tree in Wallingford, Connecticut. Quote from Larry: "I can't believe the volume of sound for just a single specimen! It is a loud male call trying hard to locate a female! Had a difficult time holding and shooting with the camera in one hand and grabbing a branch for support with the other."
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Date Posted: 2010-12-21 Comments: (0)Show Comments

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Okanagana rimosa Alternate Call

Click to play this video Author: Gerry Bunker
Published On: 2009-07-25
Description: Here is an example of a male O. rimosa in its alternate calling stage. At first I thought it was a secondary call similar to what Magicicada septendecim exhibit during courtship of a female cicada. Unfortunately, I did not notice a female O. rimosa in the vicinity of this specimen. I have heard this secondary-type call on numerous occasions in the treetops but was never able to film it. If you look closely, the cicada does a short buzz and moves its forelegs in a little dance along with wing flicking. Also in the beginning of the video, you can hear the distinct call of T. canicularis.
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Date Posted: 2010-12-27 Comments: (0)Show Comments

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Tibicen pruinosus Calling Song

T. pruinosus song from Oklahoma Author: Derke Hughes
Published On: 2008-09-18
Description: While visiting a cemetery in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Derke Hughes recorded the distinct calling song of Tibicen pruinosus. At the time he could not recognize the song so it was emailed to me for identification.
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Date Posted: 2010-12-23 Comments: (0)Show Comments

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Tibicen pruinosus Calling Song

Tibicen pruinosus Calling Song Author: Diane O'Neil
Published On: 2008-07-20
Description: This video by Diane O'Neil was shot at sunset when Tibicen pruinosus seems to be the most active. Video was shot in Jacksboro, TN. When the camera is pointed at the sky watch closely, you can make out a cicada flying in the air.
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Date Posted: 2010-12-22 Comments: (0)Show Comments

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