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U.S.A. & Canada Cicadidae

Results filtered for: Megatibicen

#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

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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