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U.S.A. & Canada Cicadidae

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#NameShort NameCommon NameSynonym / Former NameLocationMapDescription Reference Sites
1Cicadetta calliope calliope (Walker, 1850)
Southern Grass Cicada

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C. calliope calliopeSouthern Grass CicadaAL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NE, NC, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, VAPDF Map
  • Eyes: pink, beige
  • Collar: rust, brown
  • Description: Small. Black and brown.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
2Cicadetta calliope floridensis (Davis, 1920)

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C. calliope floridensisAL, FL, GAPDF Map
  • Eyes: pink
  • Collar: green
  • Description: Small. Green and brown.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
3Diceroprocta biconica (Walker, 1850)

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D. biconicaThe Key's CicadaFLPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: green or brown
  • Description: Black, varies between green and brown, with white pruinose.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
4Diceroprocta olympusa (Walker, 1850)
Scrub Cicada

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D. olympusaScrub CicadaAL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC PDF Map
  • Eyes: brown?
  • Collar: green
  • Description: Black, brown and green with white pruinose.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
5Diceroprocta viridifascia (Walker, 1850)

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D. viridifasciaSalt Marsh CicadaAL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, VAPDF Map
  • Eyes: gray
  • Collar: yellow
  • Description: Black with brown and yellow highlights, and white pruinose.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
6Megatibicen 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
7Megatibicen 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
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 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
10Neocicada hieroglyphica hieroglyphica (Say, 1830)
Hieroglyphic Cicada

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N. hieroglyphica hieroglyphicaHieroglyphic CicadaAL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VAPDF Map
  • Eyes: varies
  • Collar: varies
  • Description: Black, brown and green patterns.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
11Neocicada hieroglyphica johannis (Walker, 1850)

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N. hieroglyphica johannisAL, FL, GA, NC, SCPDF Map
  • Eyes: varies
  • Collar: varies
  • Description: Black, brown and green patterns.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
12Neotibicen 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
13Neotibicen 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
14Neotibicen 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
15Neotibicen 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
16Neotibicen 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
17Neotibicen 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
18Neotibicen 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
19Neotibicen 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
20Neotibicen 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
21Neotibicen 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
22Neotibicen 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
23Neotibicen 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

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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