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April 22, 2015

The most common cicada genera

Filed under: Genera — Dan @ 5:00 am

I took a list of all cicada species and used the program R to create this wordcloud of cicada genera. The larger the name, the more species there are belonging to that genera.

Genera Wordcloud

The largest genera is Cicada.

Source of names:

Sanborn, A. (2014) Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha). Academic Press/ Elsevier, London.

3 Comments

  1. david emery says:

    Great creativity Dan!- well done you

  2. LINDA BOEHM says:

    I was digging up some day lilies and came across an insect that looked like a cicada that is in stage 3 of it’s development. Could that be what I think?

    1. Dan says:

      It is very possible.

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