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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
2Cacama collinaplaga Sanborn and Heath in Sanborn, Heath, Phillips and Heath, 2011

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C. collinaplagaCactus DodgerTXPDF Map
  • Eyes: gray
  • Collar: gray
  • Description: Black, beige, and white pruinose.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
3Cacama valvata (Uhler, 1888)
Common Cactus Dodger

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C. valvataCommon Cactus DodgerAZ, CA, CO, KS, NV, NM, OK, TX, UT PDF Map
  • Eyes: beige and black mix
  • Collar: black with gold highlights
  • Description: Black with gold highlights and white pruinose.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
4Cacama variegata Davis, 1919

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C. variegataVariegated Cactus DodgerTXPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: brown
  • Description: Black with brown highlights and white pruinose.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
5Cicadetta 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
6Cicadetta camerona (Davis, 1920)

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C. cameronaTXPDF Map
  • Eyes: n/a
  • Collar: n/a
  • Description: n/a
  • Lifecycle: Annual
7Cicadetta kansa (Davis, 1919)

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C. kansaCO, KS, LA, NE, NM, OK, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: red
  • Collar: orange
  • Description: Very small. Orange.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
8Cicadetta texana (Davis, 1936)

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C. texanaTXPDF Map
  • Eyes: n/a
  • Collar: n/a
  • Description: n/a
  • Lifecycle: Annual
9Diceroprocta aurantiaca Davis, 1938

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D. aurantiacaScrub CicadaNM, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: n/a
  • Collar: n/a
  • Description: n/a
  • Lifecycle: Annual
10Diceroprocta averyi Davis, 1941

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D. averyiScrub CicadaTXPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown?
  • Collar: beige
  • Description: Black, brown and beige.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
11Diceroprocta azteca (Kirkaldy, 1909)

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D. aztecaScrub CicadaKS, OK, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: green
  • Collar: blue
  • Description: Green, black, yellow and orange.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
12Diceroprocta bequaerti (Davis, 1917)

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D. bequaertiScrub CicadaAL, AR, LA, MS, OK, TX PDF Map
  • Eyes: n/a
  • Collar: n/a
  • Description: n/a
  • Lifecycle: Annual
13Diceroprocta bibbyi Davis, 1928

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D. bibbyiScrub CicadaTXPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown?
  • Collar: brown and beige
  • Description: Black, brown, and beige.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
14Diceroprocta canescens Davis, 1935

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D. canescensScrub CicadaTXPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: beige
  • Description: Brown and beige, with white pruinose.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
15Diceroprocta cinctifera cinctifera (Uhler, 1892)

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D. cinctifera cinctiferaScrub CicadaNM, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: black and white
  • Description: Black with brown highlights and white pruinose.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
16Diceroprocta cinctifera limpia Davis, 1932

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D. cinctifera limpiaScrub CicadaTXPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: black and orange
  • Description: Black with orange highlights and white pruinose.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
17Diceroprocta cinctifera viridicosta Davis

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D. cinctifera viridicostaScrub CicadaTXPDF Map
  • Eyes: n/a
  • Collar: n/a
  • Description: n/a
  • Lifecycle: Annual
18Diceroprocta delicata (Osborn, 1906)

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D. delicataScrub CicadaLA, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: gray
  • Collar: white
  • Description: Black with orange and brown.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
19Diceroprocta eugraphica (Davis, 1916)

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D. eugraphicaScrub CicadaAZ, CO, KS, NM, OK, TX PDF Map
  • Eyes: beige
  • Collar: black and orange
  • Description: Black with orange and white pruinose.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
20Diceroprocta lata Davis, 1941

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D. lataScrub CicadaTXPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: greenish beige
  • Description: Brown and beige, with white pruinose.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
21Diceroprocta marevagans Davis, 1928

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D. marevagansScrub CicadaTXPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: beige
  • Description: Brown and beige.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
22Diceroprocta texana (Davis, 1916)

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D. texanaScrub CicadaTX, NMPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown?
  • Collar: greenish beige
  • Description: Brown and beige.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
23Diceroprocta vitripennis (Say, 1830)
Green Winged Cicada

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D. vitripennisGreen Winged CicadaAL, AR, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, NE, OK, TN, TX, WIPDF Map
  • Eyes: green
  • Collar: green
  • Description: Black with green and brown and white pruinose.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
24Hadoa bifida (Davis, 1916)

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H. bifidaTibicen bifidusAZ, CO, KS, NM, OK, TX, UTPDF Map
  • Eyes: black
  • Collar: rusty brown
  • Description: Black, rust brown/orange, with remarkable white pruinose, like a row of dots down the dorsal side of the abdomen.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
25Hadoa chisosensis Davis, 1934

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H. chisosensisTXPDF Map
  • Eyes: n/a
  • Collar: n/a
  • Description: n/a
  • Lifecycle: Annual
26Hadoa duryi Davis, 1917

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H. duryiTibicen duryiAZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT PDF Map
  • Eyes: orange
  • Collar: orange
  • Description: Black and orange patterns. White and orange on the abdomen.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
27Hadoa inaudita Davis, 1917

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H. inauditaTibicen inauditusAZ, CO, NM, OK, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: n/a
  • Collar: n/a
  • Description: n/a
  • Lifecycle: Annual
28Hadoa texana Metcalf, 1963

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H. texanaTibicen texanusNM, OK, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: black fades to brown and green
  • Description: Black, green and brown camo pattern. The pattern on the mesonotum looks like two hungry baby birds.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
29Hadoa townsendii (Uhler, 1905)

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H. townsendiiTibicen townsendiiAZ, NM, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: black
  • Collar: black and orange
  • Description: Black and orange and white (prunosis) camo pattern.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
30Magicicada 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
31Megatibicen 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
32Megatibicen 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
33Megatibicen 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
34Megatibicen 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
35Megatibicen harenosus Cole 2017

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M. harenosusNM, TXMap
  • Eyes:
  • Collar:
  • Description: Rust/orange & white like M. tremulus.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
36Megatibicen 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
37Megatibicen 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
38Megatibicen 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
39Megatibicen 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
40Neocicada chisos (Davis, 1916)

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N. chisosChisos CicadaTXPDF Map
  • Eyes: black
  • Collar: brown
  • Description: Black, brown and green patterns.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
41Neocicada 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
42Neotibicen 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
43Neotibicen 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
44Neotibicen 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
45Neotibicen 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
46Neotibicen 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
47Neotibicen 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
48Neotibicen 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
49Neotibicen 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
50Okanagana hesperia (Uhler, 1872)

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O. hesperiaAZ, CA, CO, KS, MT, NE NV, NM, OK, SD, TX, UT, WYPDF Map
  • Eyes: gray
  • Collar: orange
  • Description: Black and light orange
  • Lifecycle: Annual
51Okanagana 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
52Okanagana viridis Davis, 1918

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O. viridisCotton Green CicadaAR, LA, MS, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: n/a
  • Collar: n/a
  • Description: n/a
  • Lifecycle: Annual
53Okanagodes terlingua Davis, 1932

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O. terlinguaTXPDF Map
  • Eyes: beige
  • Collar: beige
  • Description: Beige with orange
  • Lifecycle: Annual
54Pacarina puella Davis, 1923

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P. puellaAZ, LA, OK, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: light
  • Collar: varies
  • Description: Tiny. Varies: brown, green, black, etc.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
55Pacarina shoemakeri Sanborn and M. Heath in Sanborn, M. Heath, Phillips and J. Heath, 2012

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P. shoemakeriAZ, CO, NM, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: n/a
  • Collar: n/a
  • Description: n/a
  • Lifecycle: Annual
56Platypedia falcata Davis, 1920

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P. falcataAZ, CA, OR, TX, WAPDF Map
  • Eyes: n/a
  • Collar: n/a
  • Description: n/a
  • Lifecycle: Annual
57Quesada gigas (Olivier, 1790)
Giant Cicada

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Q. gigasGiant CicadaTXPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: brown to green
  • Description: The second largest North American cicada. Black, green and brown camo patterns.
  • 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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