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November 8, 2012

Brazil Cicada Identification Challenge, Part 2

Filed under: Brazil | Fidicina | Fidicinini | Identify — Tags: — Dan @ 9:43 pm

Here is part 2. Jairo of Cigarras do Brasil – Brazilian Cicadas asked for our help to identify some unknown cicada species from Brazil. The following photographs feature cicadas from Brazil we want to identify. We are hoping folks in the cicada research community can help.

Note: All of these cicadas were photographed at Paraibuna, São Paulo. This town is close to the Paraíba Valley (Vale do Paraíba), and to São José dos Campos and Caçapava.

1) Possibly an Ariasa sp. (about 1/2 inch (1,3cm))

Possibly an Ariasa sp. (about 1/2 inch (1,3cm))

2) Possibly a Quesada sodalis (about 1 1/2 inch (4cm))

Possibly a Quesada sodalis (about 1 1/2 inch (4cm))

Possibly a Quesada sodalis (about 1 1/2 inch (4cm))

Cicadas 3, 4 and 5 were identified by David Emery as Fidicinoides picea (Walker, 1850). Learn more about Fidicnoides picea.

3) Identified: Fidicinoides picea.

Fidicinoides picea

4) Identified: Fidicinoides picea.

Fidicinoides picea

5) Identified: Fidicinoides picea.

Fidicinoides picea

2 Comments

  1. Dan says:

    Thanks! I’m hoping Allen Sanborn stops by the site one day, and IDs some of these. He did once in the past.

  2. david emery says:

    Dan, no further illumination on 1 and 2- not in Jacobi (1907). No 1 could be an Ariasa species based on shape and size, but #2 needs size and does look like a Quesada sp.

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