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U.S.A. & Canada Cicadidae

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#NameShort NameCommon NameSynonym / Former NameLocationMapDescription Reference Sites
1Magicicada 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
2Megatibicen 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
3Neotibicen 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
4Neotibicen 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
5Neotibicen 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
6Neotibicen 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
7Neotibicen 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
8Neotibicen 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
9Neotibicen 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
10Okanagana 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

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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