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August 12, 2005

Identify the cicada!

Filed under: Tibicen — Tags: — Dan @ 6:21 pm

Update: Gerry Bunker nailed it: it’s a Tibicen superbus. Notice that the “McDonald’s Arch” is separated.


Here’s a challenge for all you cicada maniacs: indentify this cicada! Even I don’t know what it is. Place your guesses in the Comments (see link below).

The photo was taken by Elise Solloway in Oklahoma in August of this year.


  1. Regina says:

    I think it’s an Annual Cicada – Tibicen chloromera
    Also commonly known as dog day cicada.

  2. Gerry says:

    This is Tibicen superba. In my opinion one of the prettiest of the Tibicen species out there.
    The specimen in the picture looks to be male. An example of its calling song can be found here:

    Gerry Bunker
    Massachusetts Cicadas

  3. justin christie says:

    I have one like this in my mason jar right now I found it on the way home, if you find out tell me what kind it is ive never seen it before.

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