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U.S.A. & Canada Cicadidae

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#NameShort NameCommon NameSynonym / Former NameLocationMapDescription Reference Sites
1Beameria venosa (Uhler, 1888)

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B. venosaAZ, AR, CO, IA, KS, MO, NE, NM, OK, TX, UTPDF Map
  • Eyes: beige
  • Collar: beige
  • Description: Very small. Beige with green and black wing veins.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
2Cicadetta 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
3Magicicada cassinii (Fisher, 1852)
Cassini Periodical Cicada or 17-Year Cicada

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M. cassiniCassini Periodical Cicada or 17-Year CicadaMagicicada cassiniGA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA, WI, WVMap
  • Eyes: reddish orange
  • Collar: black
  • Description: Black body with orange wings and legs.
  • Lifecycle:17 year Periodical
4Magicicada neotredecim Marshall and Cooley, 2000
13 Periodical Cicada or 13-Year Cicada or John and David's Cicada

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M. neotredecim13 Periodical Cicada or 13-Year Cicada or John and David's CicadaAR, IA, IL, IN, KY, MO, TNMap
  • Eyes: reddish orange
  • Collar: black
  • Description: Black body with orange wings and legs. Orange stripes on abdomen. Orange between eye and wing.
  • Lifecycle:13 year Periodical
5Magicicada septendecim (Linnaeus, 1758)
Decim Periodical Cicada or Linnaeus's 17-Year Cicada or 17-Year Cicada

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M. septendecimDecim Periodical Cicada or Linnaeus's 17-Year Cicada or 17-Year CicadaCT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, WI, WVMap
  • Eyes: reddish orange
  • Collar: black
  • Description: Black body with orange wings and legs. Orange stripes on abdomen. Orange between eye and wing.
  • Lifecycle:17 year Periodical
6Magicicada septendecula Alexander and Moore, 1962
Decula Periodical Cicdada or 17-Year Cicada

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M. septendeculaDecula Periodical Cicdada or 17-Year CicadaGA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, VA, WVMap
  • Eyes: reddish orange
  • Collar: black
  • Description: Black body with orange wings and legs. Orange stripes on abdomen.
  • Lifecycle:17 year Periodical
7Magicicada tredecassini Alexander and Moore, 1962
13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Cassini

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M. tredecassini13-Year Cicada or 13-Year CassiniAL, AR, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, VAMap
  • Eyes: reddish orange
  • Collar: black
  • Description: Black body with orange wings and legs.
  • Lifecycle:13 year Periodical
8Magicicada tredecula Alexander and Moore, 1962
13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Decula

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M. tredecula13-Year Cicada or 13-Year DeculaAL, AR, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, VAMap
  • Eyes: reddish orange
  • Collar: black
  • Description: Black body with orange wings and legs. Orange stripes on abdomen.
  • Lifecycle:13 year Periodical
9Megatibicen 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
10Megatibicen 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
11Megatibicen 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
12Megatibicen 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
13Megatibicen 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
14Neotibicen 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
15Neotibicen 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
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 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
18Neotibicen 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
19Okanagana balli Davis, 1919

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O. balliIL, IA, KS, MN, NE, ND, SD, WIPDF Map
  • Eyes: black and light orange
  • Collar: beige
  • Description: Black with light orange highlights.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
20Okanagana rimosa rimosa (Say, 1830)
Say's Cicada

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O. rimosa rimosaSay's CicadaAB, BC, CA, CT, ID, IL, IN, IA, ME, MB, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NB, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OH, ON, OR, PA, QC, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WYPDF Map
  • Eyes: n/a
  • Collar: n/a
  • Description: n/a
  • Lifecycle: Annual
21Okanagana synodica synodica (Say, 1825)

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O. synodica synodicaWalking CicadaAB, AZ, CA, CO, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, NM, ND, OR, SD, TX, UT, WYPDF Map
  • Eyes: red
  • Collar: light orange
  • Description: Light orange and black.
  • 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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