NEOTIBICEN

COPULATION & OVIPOSITING

The following image galleries were taken in Sandusky County, Ohio unless otherwise noted in the descriptions.

NEOTIBICEN COPULATION

Neotibicen Copulation
Neotibicen Copulation

Mating pair of Neotibicen linnei (Notice the difference is their body colorization) Photograph taken 2000 Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Spiegel Grove State Park Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio NOTE: Due to genetic and morphological similarities, and possible hybridization among species, the "exact" species identification may be subject to ambiguities.

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Neotibicen Copulation
Neotibicen Copulation

Mating pair of Neotibicen linnei (Notice the difference is their body colorization) Photograph taken 2000 Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Spiegel Grove State Park Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio NOTE: Due to genetic and morphological similarities, and possible hybridization among species, the "exact" species identification may be subject to ambiguities.

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Neotibicen Copulation
Neotibicen Copulation

Mating pair of Neotibicen linnei (Notice the difference is their body colorization) Photograph taken 2000 Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Spiegel Grove State Park Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio NOTE: Due to genetic and morphological similarities, and possible hybridization among species, the "exact" species identification may be subject to ambiguities.

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Neotibicen Copulation
Neotibicen Copulation

Mating pair of Neotibicen linnei (Notice the difference is their body colorization) Photograph taken 2000 Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Spiegel Grove State Park Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio NOTE: Due to genetic and morphological similarities, and possible hybridization among species, the "exact" species identification may be subject to ambiguities.

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Neotibicen Copulation
Neotibicen Copulation

Mating pair of Neotibicen linnei (Notice the difference is their body colorization) Photograph taken 2000 Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Spiegel Grove State Park Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio NOTE: Due to genetic and morphological similarities, and possible hybridization among species, the "exact" species identification may be subject to ambiguities.

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Neotibicen Copulation
Neotibicen Copulation

Mating pair of Neotibicen linnei (Notice the difference is their body colorization) Photograph taken 2000 Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Spiegel Grove State Park Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio NOTE: Due to genetic and morphological similarities, and possible hybridization among species, the "exact" species identification may be subject to ambiguities.

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Neotibicen Copulation
Neotibicen Copulation

Mating pair of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen Photograph taken 2001 Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Spiegel Grove State Park Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Copulation
Neotibicen Copulation

Mating pair of Neotibicen tibicen tibicen Photograph taken 2001 Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Spiegel Grove State Park Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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NEOTIBICEN OVIPOSITING

Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Neotibicen lyricen lyricen laying eggs in a narrow twig.

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

This Neotibicen lyricen lyricen has her ovipositor inserted deep into this twig.

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Neotibicen lyricen lyricen puncturing a twig for her egg nest.

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Making egg nests can take several minutes or several hours if she is left undisturbed.

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

I had to remain perfectly still to capture these images so I wouldn't startle this female.

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

This female was indifferent to her surroundings with her task at hand.

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

These photographs were taken in mid-August.

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Shortly after laying all of their eggs, the female cicada will die.

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Her spear-like ovipositor leaves little evidence unlike the apparent destructive behavior of her Magicicada cousins.

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen depositing eggs. Photograph taken: 07/00 Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen female laying eggs in a twig. Sometimes they will lay their eggs in the bark of a tree trunk. Wolf Creek Park Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

I noticed many Neotibicens prefer either dry or dead twigs when depositing their eggs. Wolf Creek Park Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

I stumbled across this female in Wolf Creek Park located in Sandusky County, Ohio.

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

I observed this female busy at work on her egg nests for nearly 30 minutes. Wolf Creek Park Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

The conditions were ideal for nest building since it was a warm partly cloudy day. Wolf Creek Park Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

This female gave no attention to me even though I was squatted just a few feet from her. Wolf Creek Park Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Since Neotibicen cicadas are so skittish and elusive, finding one laying eggs can be difficult. Wolf Creek Park Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

These "Swamp Cicadas" can often be found on lower brush which helps make these images possible. Wolf Creek Park Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Once finished, this cicada flew away after making several nests. The slight damage was almost unnoticeable. Wolf Creek Park Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen depositing eggs in the bark of a tree trunk. Photograph taken: 07/00 Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Closer view of a Neotibicen tibicen tibicen depositing eggs in the bark of a tree trunk. Photograph taken: 07/00 Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

I found this Neotibicen tibicen tibicen female laying eggs at dusk. Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Notice how thin the twig is. Much smaller preference than that of the Magicicada. Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

This species has been observed laying eggs all times of the day. Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

The "Swamp Cicada" is observed on low brush more often than other species. Wolf Creek Park Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Another dry twig is chosen for a nest site. Wolf Creek Park Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Her ovipositor leaves very little damage to the twig. Wolf Creek Park Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

This cicada was hard at work on her nests for several minutes. Wolf Creek Park Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

She will make numerous nests until hundreds of eggs are laid. Wolf Creek Park Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Once finished, she flew away to make new nests elsewhere. Wolf Creek Park Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen depositing eggs in the bark of a tree trunk. Photograph taken: 07/00 Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Egg Nests
Neotibicen Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Egg Nests
Neotibicen Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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Neotibicen Ovipositing
Neotibicen Ovipositing

Photograph taken 2016 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

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