NYMPHS & EXUVIAE

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

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

This nymph has left his underground life to live a short adult life in the canopy of trees. Birchard Park Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Neotibicen nymphs begin appearing in late June and their emergence can last into mid-September. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

Neotibicens rarely emerge in large numbers but it does happen occasionally. Photograph taken 08/00 Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation Carey Wyandot County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Nymph climbing a fence.

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Nymph on a fence.

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Nymph reaching the top of a fence.

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Nymph clinging to pine bark. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

A nymph at rest. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Nymph resting on a fence post.

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Nymphs will choose any suitable support to eclose.

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Nymph ascending into a tree. Birchard Park Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

This nymph was found on a hot summer evening in July. Birchard Park Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Note the design of the nymph's front legs which are meant for sub-terrain life. Birchard Park Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Nymph walking across pavement. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

Discarded cast skins can remain clung to a tree many months after the adult has passed away.

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

A shell clung to a tree branch. Green Creek Township Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

Photograph taken 07/14 Schedel Arboretum and Gardens Elmore Ottawa County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

The hollow opening in the back of a cicada shell. Green Creek Township Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

A shell clung to a tree in my back yard. Green Creek Township Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

The bronze color of cicada shells can look radiant in the summer sun. Green Creek Township Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

You'd be surprised on how many cicadas are probably living under your feet or in your own yard. Green Creek Township Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

Some species of Neotibicen prefer conifer trees. Green Creek Township Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

Most cicada nymphs live only a couple of inches below the surface of the ground. Green Creek Township Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

I've found shells clung to the side of my house. Green Creek Township Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

You know its summer when you see the first cicada exuviae clinging to a tree! Green Creek Township Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

Most cicada nymphs emerge overnight since darkness is safer for them. Green Creek Township Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

Note the wing pads on the side of this shell. Green Creek Township Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

Cicada shells are often found just a few feet from the ground but also can be found high up into the trees! Green Creek Township Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

Exuviae on a pine tree. Green Creek Township Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

Some shells are so firmly anchored that they can remain in position until the following spring. Green Creek Township Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

A nymph at the base of a tree. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

A lone cicada shell.

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

This nymph was walking across the soil. Photograph taken - 2000 Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation Carey Wyandot County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Cemeteries are great locations to locate Neotibicen spp. Many trees are old and undisturbed. Photograph taken - 2000 Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation Carey Wyandot County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

This nymph was located during mid-day. Photograph taken - 2000 Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation Carey Wyandot County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

A nymph locating a secure location to eclose. Photograph taken - 2000 Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation Carey Wyandot County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

This nymph is ready to molt. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

Photograph taken - 2000 Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation Carey Wyandot County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

A good year for the Neotibicen. I observed hundreds of shells on the surrounding trees! Photograph taken - 2000 Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation Carey Wyandot County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuviae
Neotibicen Exuviae

Photograph taken - 2000 Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation Carey Wyandot County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Cicada nymph climbing a tree. Photograph taken: 07/00 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Some climb but a few inches. Photograph taken: 07/00 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Some climb over twenty feet into a tree! Photograph taken: 07/00 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Most prefer the tree trunk. Others like the branches or leaves. Photograph taken: 07/00 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Neotibicens are believed to take between 2 to 5 years to mature underground. Photograph taken: 07/00 Our Lady of the Pines Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuvia
Neotibicen Exuvia

Photograph taken 2016 Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuvia
Neotibicen Exuvia

Photograph taken 2016 St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuvia
Neotibicen Exuvia

Photograph taken 2016 St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuvia
Neotibicen Exuvia

Photograph taken 2016 St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuvia
Neotibicen Exuvia

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

Neotibicen Exuvia
Neotibicen Exuvia

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

Neotibicen Exuvia
Neotibicen Exuvia

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

Neotibicen Exuvia
Neotibicen Exuvia

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

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Photograph taken 2016 Green Creek Township Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Photograph taken 2019 St. Joseph Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuvia
Neotibicen Exuvia

Photograph taken 2019 St. Joseph Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Photograph taken 2019 St. Joseph Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Exuvia
Neotibicen Exuvia

Photograph taken 2019 St. Joseph Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Photograph taken 2019 St. Joseph Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Photograph taken 2019 St. Joseph Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Photograph taken 2019 St. Joseph Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Photograph taken 2019 St. Joseph Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio

Neotibicen Nymph
Neotibicen Nymph

Photograph taken 2019 St. Joseph Cemetery Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio