Category: Georgia

The Coastal Lyric Cicada, 15 July 2013

Neotibicen lyricen virescens, the Coastal lyric cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (15 July 2013). Though I still have heaps of cicada photographs waiting in the wings (see what I did there?), we’ll wrap up this little run of cicada posts with one of my favorite…

Video Timelapse of Northern Dusk Singing Cicada Ecdysis, 23 June 2013

Megatibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (23 June 2013). Lead photograph above of same species observed on 18 June 2013. Following the annotated photo montage from yesterday’s post, here’s another video I wrassled up during the summer of 2013. This…

Photographic Video Montage of Northern Dusk Singing Cicada Ecdysis, 22 June 2013

Megatibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (22 June 2013). During the summers from 2011 through 2013, I was graced with an over-abundance of cicadas (of varying species) in my Valdosta, Georgia, backyard. Our backyard was also a goldmine for emerging…

The Lyric Cicada, 19 June 2013

Neotibicen lyricen, the Lyric cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (19 June 2013). In our last post, we checked out a rather frosty Northern dusk singing cicada, a big chunk of bug coasted with waxy pruinosity. In this post, we’re checking out a slightly younger cicada —…

The Northern Dusk Singing Cicada, 28 June 2013

Megatibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 June 2013). One significant benefit of living in Valdosta, Georgia, for two years was being able to see (and hear) a great number of noisy Northern dusk singing cicadas (Megatibicen auletes) in my…

The American Green Treefrog, 17 March 2013

Hyla cinerea, the American green treefrog; Lowndes county, Georgia (17 March 2013). The American green treefrog, Hyla cinerea, is truly the Kermit of the American southeast. Fairly large (by North American Frogger standards) and quite abundant in certain areas, this is a true sweetheart of…

The Eastern Glass Lizard, 01 October 2012

Ophisaurus ventralis, the Eastern glass lizard; Lowndes county, Georgia (01 October 2012). The Eastern glass lizard, Ophisaurus ventralis, is one of several “legless” lizards ranging throughout much of the American southeast. Often confused as being snakes due to their body shape and leglessness, “glass”…

The Io Moth, 12 June 2013

Automeris io, the Io moth; Lowndes county, Georgia (12 June 2013). With an adult wingspan ranging between two and three-and-a-half inches (or so), the Io moth, Automeris io, is an extremely recognizable and distinctive species throughout much of the eastern United States. It’s also a…

The Rabid Wolf Spider, 28 June 2013

Rabidosa rabida, the Rabid wolf spider; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 June 2013). Despite its less-than-comforting common name, the Rabid wolf spider isn’t really a threat to people. Sure, they can bite in self-defense, and that bite may hurt a bit if it occurs, but…

The Eastern Mud Turtle, 19 April 2013

Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum, the Eastern mud turtle; Lowndes county, Georgia; 19 April 2013. Despite it’s common name, the Eastern mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum) is a particularly pretty and adorable turtle species. With a carapace length averaging between three to five inches or so,…

The Rough Green Snake, 13 May 2013

Opheodrys aestivus, the Rough green snake; Lowndes county, Georgia (13 May 2013). It’s been far too long since I’ve seen a wild Rough green snake (Opheodrys aestivus). In fact, this individual was the last one — and that was back in May of 2013….

The Peninsula Ribbon Snake, 26 April 2012

Thamnophis sauritus sackenii, the Peninsula ribbon snake; Lowndes county, Georgia (26 April 2012). This is a Peninsula ribbon snake, Thamnophis sauritus sackenii, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia. Quite non-novenomous and at times extremely abundant, the Peninsula ribbon snake tends to stick somewhat close to…