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Cicada Videos Index

About the Cicada Videos

The cicada videos section is a culmination of videos that have been accrued for the past five years. They are broken down into several different categories. You can navigate through these videos by the page navigation towards the bottom or view videos by category. 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.

M. septendecim Calling Behavior Part 2

Watch M. septendecim call part 2 Author: Massachusetts Cicadas
Published On: 2007-06-11
Description: During my second attempt at this, I decided to go into my tiny Saturn and place the cicada on the steering wheel so there was no distractions from things like the wind and other cicadas on the outside. This is my second attempt. This video was shot outside Cedar Rapids in Iowa.
Referring Article: More Brood XIIII 2007 Cedar Rapids

Date Posted: 2010-10-27 Comments: (0) Category: BehaviorsShow Comments

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M. septendecim Interference Buzz

Play M. septendecim interference buzz video Author: Massachusetts Cicadas
Published On: 2007-06-11
Description: I managed to get this male M. septendecim to call with simulated male calling and fake wing flicking. Another interesting behavior that has already been noted in a published paper by John Cooley and David Marshall is what's known as an "interference buzz." This is an interesting courting behavior that a male will produce if he detects a female present. If it has no chance at the female, it will throw competing males off the trail by initiating this interference buzz. The male who suspects a female in the area will create a "buzz" sound right at the end of another male's call that hopefully will stop competing males from hearing a female's wing-flick response.
Referring Article: Brood XIIII 2007 Cedar Rapids

Date Posted: 2010-10-28 Comments: (0) Category: BehaviorsShow Comments

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Magicicada cassini and septendecim chorus

Play M. cassini and M. septendecim chorus video Author: Massachusetts Cicadas
Published On: 2007-06-09
Description: This video was shot during the Brood XIII 2007 Periodical Cicada emergence in Illinois. I was doing research at Jubilee College State Park with folks from U.C. Storrs and the U.S. Navy. This is what we heard every day. Listen to the chorus of M. cassini and M. septendecim right outside the barn where we were working. It was a bright and sunny day and in the low 80's.
Referring Article: Brood XIII 2007 June 9th

Date Posted: 2010-10-28 Comments: (0) Category: ChorusingShow Comments

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M. cassini aggregation part 1.

Play M. cassini aggregation movie Author: Massachusetts Cicadas
Published On: 2007-06-09
Description: Rick and Derke checked out the M. cassini aggregation in this single tree at Jubilee College State Park. Its amazing that these two guys, who were here for about a week didn't really have much time to just appreciate the Brood XIII periodical cicada emergence. They have been stuck in a barn for most of the time so they really enjoyed the spectacle. Derke was asking questions about the aggregation of M. cassini.
Referring Article: Brood XIII 2007 June 9th

Date Posted: 2010-10-28 Comments: (0) Category: ChorusingShow Comments

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More Work with M. septendecim.

Watch More work with M.septendecim video Author: Massachusetts Cicadas
Published On: 2007-06-08
Description: In our continuing experiments with the periodical cicadas from Brood XIII at Jubilee College State Park, this videos shows a Magicicada cooperating fully and was singing happily. Now it's just a matter of sitting relaxing, relaxing and gathering the data.
Referring Article: Brood XIII 2007 - June 8th

Date Posted: 2010-10-28 Comments: (0) Category: MiscellaneousShow Comments

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Single Magicicada cassini male call

Watch M. cassini male calling video Author: Massachusetts Cicadas
Published On: 2007-06-08
Description: Searching my videos I realized that I do not have a video of a single M. cassini calling. During our cicada experiments with the Periodical cicadas in 2007 at Jubilee College State Park, I managed to shoot a video of just such a thing. Search the videos in the chorusing category for M. cassini choruses and have a listen. Now listen to this single individual calling on its own. When you get an aggregation of thousands of individual M. cassini singing in the same location, the calling song of a single individual is quite different.
Referring Article: Brood XIII 2007 - June 8th

Date Posted: 2010-10-28 Comments: (0) Category: Calling SongsShow Comments

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M. cassini and M. septendecim chorusing

Watch this video Author: Massachusetts Cicadas
Published On: 2007-06-07
Description: In this video you can hear the distinctive aggregation calling songs of two distinct species of Magicicadas, M. cassini and M. septendecim. Only the males produce the calling songs. Males of the same species have a propensity to come together in the same locations and call for females. This is thought to have some advantages, one is to better increase the chances for mating witha female and another is to confuse predators because it is difficult to zero in on a single calling individual.
Referring Article: Brood XIII 2007 - June 7th

Date Posted: 2010-10-19 Comments: (0) Category: ChorusingShow Comments

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