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U.S.A. & Canada Cicadidae

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#NameShort NameCommon NameSynonym / Former NameLocationMapDescription Reference Sites
1Megatibicen auletes (Germar, 1834)
Northern Dusk Singing Cicada

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M. auletesNorthern Dusk Singing CicadaTibicen auletesAL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, NE, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WIPDF Map
  • Eyes: gray / beige
  • Collar: olive or rusty brown
  • Description: The largest North American cicada. Olive green to rusty brown with black, tan and white coloring. Heavy white pruinosis. M on mesonotum typically partially ocluded by pruinosis. Sings at dusk.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
2Megatibicen cultriformis (Davis, 1915)

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M. cultriformisGrand Western Flood Plain CicadaTibicen cultriformisAZ, NMPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: brown
  • Description: Orange/rust, black & pruinosity on head & body. Wings are green! Song sounds like rapid, raspy, clicks.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
3Megatibicen dealbatus (Davis, 1915)

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M. dealbatusTibicen dealbatusCO, IA, KS, MT, NE, NM, ND, OK, SD, TX, WYPDF Map
  • Eyes: beige
  • Collar: light orange or olive
  • Description: Primarily either orange/rust or pea green, brown, black with heavy pruninosity which forms distinct markings on dorsal side of body. Dorsal side has two black stripes framed by three areas of pruinosity. Sounds like N. pronotalis.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
4Megatibicen dorsatus (Say, 1825)
Bush Cicada or Grand Western or Giant Grassland Cicada

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M. dorsatusBush Cicada or Grand Western or Giant Grassland CicadaTibicen dorsatusAR, CO, ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX, WYPDF Map
  • Eyes: beige to brown
  • Collar: light orange
  • Description: Rust/orange, black & white pruinosity, which forms distinct markings, such as a line of white dots down the dorsal side of the abdomen. Sounds like N. tremulus. Has a call that sounds like a rapid series of clicks.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
5Megatibicen figuratus (Walker, 1858)
Fall Southeastern Dusk-singing Cicada

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M. figuratusFall Southeastern Dusk-singing Cicada Tibicen figuratusAL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VAPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: brown
  • Description: Black and browns. White pruinosis.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
6Megatibicen harenosus Cole 2017

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M. harenosusNM, TXMap
  • Eyes:
  • Collar:
  • Description: Rust/orange & white like M. tremulus.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
7Megatibicen pronotalis pronotalis Davis, 1938

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M. pronotalis pronotalisTibicen pronotalis pronotalisIA, MO, NE, ND, OK, SDPDF Map
  • Eyes: gray
  • Collar: green or brown
  • Description: Tan or pea green, brown, black, and sometimes white pruinose. Wing color matches dominant color of body. Often features a black marking on pronotum.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
8Megatibicen pronotalis walkeri Metcalf, 1955
Walker's Cicada

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M. pronotalis walkeriWalker's CicadaTibicen marginalis, Tibicen pronotalis walkeriAL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NC, ND, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI, WYPDF Map
  • Eyes: gray
  • Collar: green or brown
  • Description: Tan or pea green, brown, black, and sometimes white pruinose. Wing color matches dominant color of body. Typically lacks a black marking on its pronotum.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
9Megatibicen resh (Haldeman, 1852)
Resh Cicada

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M. reshResh CicadaTibicen reshAR, KS, LA, MS, NE, OK, SC, TN, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: varies
  • Collar: olive
  • Description: Black, green and brown camo pattern. White pruinosis. Resh Hebrew character pattern on mesonotum.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
10Megatibicen resonans (Walker, 1850)
Southern Resonant/Great Pine Barrens Cicada

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M. resonansSouthern Resonant/Great Pine Barrens CicadaTibicen resonansAL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VAPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: brown
  • Description: Brown, black & white pruinosity distinctively present within curves of the cruciform elevation.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
11Megatibicen tremulus Cole, 2008

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M. tremulusBush CicadaTibicen tremulusCO, KS, NE, OK, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: light
  • Collar: orange
  • Description: Black, brown, light orange and white pruinosis. Like M. dorsatus in every way.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
12Neotibicen auriferus (Say, 1825)

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N. auriferusPlains Dog-day CicadaTibicen auriferusAR, KS, MO, NE, NM, OK, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: gray
  • Collar: olive or rusty brown
  • Description: Coloration varies from rusty browns to greens, on black. Sounds like an angle grinder. Song is similar to N. canicularis & N. davisi, and looks like N. davisi.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
13Neotibicen canicularis (Harris, 1841)
Dog-day Cicada

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N. canicularisDog-day CicadaAR, CT, DC, IL, IN, IA, KS, ME, MB, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NB, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, NS, OH, ON, PA, PE, QC, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WIPDF Map
  • Eyes: varies
  • Collar: varies
  • Description: Typical black, brown, beige and green Tibicen camo patterns. Primary color varies from browns to greens. Collar is often a mix of green & black. Sounds like an angle grinder tool, and like N. auriferus & N. davisi.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
14Neotibicen davisi davisi (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907)
Davis' Southeastern Dog-Day Cicada

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N. davisi davisiDavis' Southeastern Dog-Day CicadaTibicen davisi davisiAL, DE, DC, FL, GA, LA, MD, MA, MS, NJ, NY, NC, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WVPDF Map
  • Eyes: varies
  • Collar: brown or green
  • Description: The davisi comes in a wide variety of colors: from rusty browns to greens. A crown-like pattern on the mesonotum. Sounds like an angle grinder tool, & sounds like N. auriferus & N. canicularis.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
15Neotibicen davisi harnedi Davis, 1918

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N. davisi harnediTibicen davisi harnediAR, MSPDF Map
  • Eyes: varies
  • Collar: green
  • Description: The davisi comes in a wide variety of colors: from rusty browns to greens. A crown-like pattern on the mesonotum. Sounds like an angle grinder tool, & sounds like N. auriferus & N. canicularis.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
16Neotibicen latifasciatus (Davis, 1915)
Coastal Scissor(s) Grinder Cicada

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N. latifasciatusCoastal Scissor(s) Grinder CicadaTibicen latifasciatusFL, MD, NJ, NC, VAPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: brown or green
  • Description: If the cicada has a white X on its back, it is a latifasciatus. Repetitive, rhythmic, call like someone repeatedly running a scissor over a grinding wheel.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
17Neotibicen linnei (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907)
Linne's Cicada

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N. linneiLinne's CicadaTibicen linneiAL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NJ, NY, NC, OH, ON, PA, SC, TN, VT, VA, WV, WIPDF Map
  • Eyes: dark brown
  • Collar: green
  • Description: Black, green and some brown camo pattern. Prominent M. Bend in its wing. Sounds like N. tibicen.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
18Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti (Davis, 1910)
Dark Lyric Cicada

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N. lyricen engelhardtiDark Lyric CicadaTibicen lyricen engelhardtiAL, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IN, IL, KY, MD, MA, MS, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, WVPDF Map
  • Eyes: black
  • Collar: black
  • Description: The Dark Lyric Cicadas have the darkest coloration of all the Lyric cicadas. Their mesonotum is almost entirely dark brown/black. They have a "soda-pop pull-tab" or keyhole shape on their pronotum.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
19Neotibicen lyricen lyricen (De Geer, 1773)
Lyric Cicada

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N. lyricen lyricenLyric CicadaTibicen lyricen lyricenAL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, ON, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WIPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: black
  • Description: The Lyric cicada, like most small Neotibicen, has a green, black & brown camouflage look, but the key is Lyric cicadas typically have black collars. Its sound is like an angle grinder tool steadily grinding a slightly uneven surface.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
20Neotibicen lyricen virescens Davis, 1935

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N. lyricen virescensCostal Lyric CicadaTibicen lyricen virescensFL, GA, NC, SCPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: black
  • Description: The Costal Lyric cicadas can be distinguished from other Lyric cicadas by their vibrant turquoise-green colors. Its sound is like an angle grinder tool steadily grinding a slightly uneven surface.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
21Neotibicen pruinosus fulvus Beamer, 1924

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N. pruinosus fulvusYellow morph of Scissor GrinderTibicen pruinosus fulvusKS, OKPDF Map
  • Eyes: ?
  • Collar: ?
  • Description: Yellow/green camo pattern. Like a teneral version of T. p p. White pruinosis.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
22Neotibicen pruinosus pruinosus (Say, 1825)
Scissor(s) Grinder

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N. pruinosus pruinosusScissor(s) GrinderTibicen pruinosus pruinosusAL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WV, WIPDF Map
  • Eyes: black
  • Collar: green
  • Description: The Scissor Grinder looks a lot like Linne's Cicada but their wing doesn't have bend that Linne's Cicada has. The Scissor Grinder also seems to have more of an orange coloration to the 'arches' on its mesonotum.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
23Neotibicen robinsonianus Davis, 1922

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N. robinsonianusRobinson's Annual Cicada or Robinson's CicadaTibicen robinsonianusAL, AR, DC, FL, GA, IN, KS, MD, MS, MO, NC, OH, PA, TN, TX, VAPDF Map
  • Eyes: black
  • Collar: varies
  • Description: Robinson's Cicada looks like Linne's Cicada with less of a wing bend, and a different call. Its call is kind of like N. latifasciatus, but much more raspy.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
24Neotibicen similaris apalachicola Marshall and Hill, 2017

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N. similaris apalachicolaFL, AL, GAMap
  • Eyes: Black
  • Collar: Mostly black
  • Description: Black & brown pronotum, black collar, black brown, & dark green mesonotum, black abdomen dorsal side, green coastal margin of wing transitioning into brown, pruinose on ventral side.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
25Neotibicen similaris similaris (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907)

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N. similaris similarisSimilar Dog-Day CicadaTibicen similarisAL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SCPDF Map
  • Eyes: black
  • Collar: brown
  • Description: Black, brown and green. Patterns are hard to see. This cicada is similar to the Neotibicen tibicen species in shape (hump back) and coloring.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
26Neotibicen superbus (Fitch, 1855)
Superb Dog-Day Cicada

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N. superbusSuperb Dog-Day CicadaTibicen superbusAR, KS, LA, MO, NM, OK, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: black
  • Collar: green
  • Description: Green with black mask and yellow arches on back.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
27Neotibicen tibicen australis (Davis, 1912)

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N. tibicen australisSouthern Swamp CicadaTibicen tibicen australisAL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VAPDF Map
  • Eyes: black or dark green
  • Collar: varies, but usually not all back
  • Description: Black, green and brown. Some white pruniosis along sides. Patterns of coloration easy to see.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
28Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Linnaeus, 1758)
Swamp Cicada, Morning Cicada

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N. tibicen tibicenSwamp Cicada, Morning CicadaTibicen cholormera, Tibicen tibicen tibicenAL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, NE, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, WIPDF Map
  • Eyes: black or dark green
  • Collar: black
  • Description: Swamp Cicadas are are known for their rounded, humped back. Their coloration varies from mostly black & some green to black, brown and green. Their collar is usually black, but can include green.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
29Neotibicen winnemanna (Davis, 1912)
Eastern Scissor(s) Grinder

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N. winnemannaEastern Scissor(s) GrinderTibicen winnemannaAL, AR, DE, DC, GA, IN, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WVPDF Map
  • Eyes: dark green
  • Collar: green
  • Description: Like the Scissor Grinder, the Eastern Scissor Grinder seems to have more of an orange hue to the arches on its mesonotum, perhaps even more so than the Scissor Grinder.
  • Lifecycle: Annual

Maps

List of sources

  • Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  • Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  • Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  • Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.

Notes:

  • n/a means not (currently) available, not not applicable.
  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.

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