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April 12, 2016

Beameria venosa (Uhler, 1888) aka Aridland Cicada

Filed under: Beameria | Fidicinini | Philip Reese Uhler | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 10:43 am

Song type: Call


Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: B. venosa

Name, Location and Description

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Fidicinini
Subtribe: Guyalnina
Genus: Beameria
Species: Beameria venosa (Uhler, 1888)

List of sources

  1. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  2. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  3. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  4. Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.

Notes:

  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.

2 Comments

  1. Annette Ray says:

    Last year these noisy, creepy, creatures took up house keeping in a large tree in my backyard and just this week I’ve been hearing a few and I found an exoskeleton on my back porch ceiling.
    Last year they nearly drove us nuts. There were so many I thought it would never end.
    If there are as many this year, is there some way to scare them off without killing them?
    Rio Vista, TX 76093

    1. Dan says:

      @Annette, I don’t have a good answer for you. You could always pick them off the tree and put them in a local park.

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