Tag: insect

The Supremely Awesome Palamedes Swallowtail Caterpillar; 23 April 2016

Papilio palamedes, the Palamedes swallowtail; Nassau county, Florida (23 April 2016). Adaptative evolution absolutely rocks. Case in point, this chunky, little morsel of awesome. Pictured above is a 2nd or 3rd instar-stage larva of the Palamedes swallowtail, Papilio palamedes, a fairly magnificent species of butterfly….

The Mischievous Bird Grasshopper, 04 January 2015

Schistocerca damnifica, the Mischievous bird grasshopper; Volusia county, Florida (04 January 2015). The Mischievous bird grasshopper (Schistocerca damnifica), is one of many grasshopper species ranging throughout the Floridian peninsula (and much of the American southeast). Somewhat modest in appearance, this seems to be a…

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…

The Similar Dog-Day Cicada, 25 August 2013

Neotibicen similaris, the Similar dog-day cicada; Volusia county, Florida (25 August 2013). Continuing our little run of cicada posts, featured here is a Similar dog-day cicada (Neotibicen similaris) photographed on my back patio in Volusia county, Florida. I’ve divided the photographs into two sets….

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 —…