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April 17, 2016

Common cicadas of Alabama

Filed under: United States — Tags: — Dan @ 6:53 pm

Annual cicadas of Alabama (AL):

All cicadas appear every year unless otherwise noted.

Cicadettana calliope calliope (Walker, 1850) aka Southern Grass Cicada

Southern Grass Cicada

Cicadettana calliope floridensis (Davis, 1920)

Diceroprocta bequaerti (Davis, 1917) aka Scrub Cicada

Diceroprocta olympusa (Walker, 1850) aka Olympic Scrub Cicada

Olympic Scrub Cicada

Diceroprocta viridifascia (Walker, 1850) aka Salt Marsh Cicada

Diceroprocta vitripennis (Say, 1830) aka Green Winged Cicada

Green Winged Cicada

Megatibicen auletes (Germar, 1834) aka Northern Dusk Singing Cicada

Northern Dusk Singing Cicada

Megatibicen figuratus (Walker, 1858) aka Fall Southeastern Dusk-singing Cicada

Fall Southeastern Dusk-singing Cicada

Megatibicen pronotalis walkeri Metcalf, 1955 aka Walker’s Cicada

Walker's Cicada

Megatibicen resonans (Walker, 1850) aka Southern Resonant/Great Pine Barrens Cicada

Southern Resonant/Great Pine Barrens Cicada

Neocicada hieroglyphica hieroglyphica (Say, 1830) aka Hieroglyphic Cicada

Hieroglyphic Cicada

Neocicada hieroglyphica johannis (Walker, 1850)

Neotibicen davisi davisi (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907) aka Davis’ Southeastern Dog-Day Cicada

Davis' Southeastern Dog-Day Cicada

Neotibicen linnei (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907) aka Linne’s Cicada

Linne's Cicada

Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti (Davis, 1910) aka Dark Lyric Cicada

Dark Lyric Cicada

Neotibicen lyricen lyricen (De Geer, 1773) aka Lyric Cicada

Lyric Cicada

Neotibicen pruinosus pruinosus (Say, 1825) aka Scissor(s) Grinder

Scissor(s) Grinder

Neotibicen robinsonianus Davis, 1922 aka Robinson’s Annual Cicada or Robinson’s Cicada

Neotibicen similaris apalachicola Marshall and Hill, 2017

Neotibicen similaris similaris (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907) aka Similar Dog-Day Cicada

Neotibicen tibicen australis (Davis, 1912) aka Southern Swamp Cicada

Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Linnaeus, 1758) aka Swamp Cicada, Morning Cicada

Swamp Cicada, Morning Cicada

Periodical cicadas of Alabama (AL):

Magicicada tredecassini Alexander and Moore, 1962 aka 13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Cassini

These emerge next in 2024 (Brood XIX), then 2027 (Brood XXII), then 2028 (Brood XXIII). Often they emerge 1 or 4 years earlier than expected.

13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Cassini

Magicicada tredecim (Walsh and Riley, 1868) aka 13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Decim

These emerge next in 2024 (Brood XIX), then 2027 (Brood XXII), then 2028 (Brood XXIII). Often they emerge 1 or 4 years earlier than expected.

13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Decim

Magicicada tredecula Alexander and Moore, 1962 aka 13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Decula

These emerge next in 2024 (Brood XIX), then 2027 (Brood XXII), then 2028 (Brood XXIII). Often they emerge 1 or 4 years earlier than expected.

13-Year Cicada or 13-Year Decula

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  2. Reading a 97 year old cicada news article
  3. Periodical cicada Brood XIX (19) will emerge in 2024 in Fifteen States
  4. A Brood XIX Periodical Cicada Primer

Name and Location References:

  1. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  2. Common names & locations: BugGuide.net; iNaturalist.com; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; my 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. List of species with MAPs: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico [PDF] by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips. Download it once; treasure it forever.

Cicadas of Quebec, Canada

Filed under: Canada — Tags: — Dan @ 6:03 pm

Common cicadas of Quebec (QC):

Neotibicen canicularis (Harris, 1841) aka Dog-day Cicada

Dog-day Cicada

Okanagana canadensis (Provancher, 1889) aka Canadian Cicada

Canadian Cicada

Okanagana rimosa rimosa (Say, 1830) aka Say’s Cicada

Say's Cicada

Name and Location References:

  1. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  2. Common names & locations: BugGuide.net; iNaturalist.com; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; my 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. List of species with MAPs: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico [PDF] by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips. Download it once; treasure it forever.

Common cicadas of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Filed under: Canada — Tags: — Dan @ 5:58 pm

Common cicadas of Prince Edward Island (PE):

Neotibicen canicularis (Harris, 1841) aka Dog-day Cicada

Dog-day Cicada

Name and Location References:

  1. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  2. Common names & locations: BugGuide.net; iNaturalist.com; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; my 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. List of species with MAPs: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico [PDF] by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips. Download it once; treasure it forever.

April 13, 2016

Okanagana balli Davis, 1919

Filed under: Okanagana | Tibicinini | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 7:23 pm

Okanagana balli Davis, 1919.

Song type: Call


Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: O. balli

Name, Location and Description

From Davis’ key to Okanagana1:

A. Male uncus not hooked at the extremity, sometimes sinuate.

BB. The expanse of fore wings 50 mm. or less; orange variegated with black at the base of both pairs of wings. (Some examples of fratercula exceed 50 mm.)

GG. Pronotum in mature individuals black with the central portions variegated with orange or yellow. Basal cell of fore wings yellowish or translucent.

Membranes at the base of fore and hind wings pinkish, the remainder of wing venation yellowish. The W mark on the front portion of the mesonotum separated from the mesonotal X; tergum darker, the terminal segments nearly all yellow as in synodica.
Expands about 46 mm.

Similar to: Okanagana synodica synodica (Say, 1825) aka Walking Cicada.

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genus: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana balli Davis, 1919

List of sources

  1. Davis, William T. Cicadas of the genera Okanagana, Tibicinoides and Okanagodes, with descriptions of several new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. v27. 179-223. 1919. Link.
  2. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  3. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  4. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  5. 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.

Okanagana fumipennis Davis, 1932

Filed under: Okanagana | Tibicinini | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 7:18 pm

Okanagana fumipennis Davis, 1932

Song type: Call


Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: O. fumipennis

Name, Location and Description

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genus: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana fumipennis Davis, 1932

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.

Okanagodes gracilis gracilis Davis, 1919

Filed under: Okanagodes | Tibicinini | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 7:14 pm

Okanagodes gracilis gracilis Davis, 1919.

Song type: Call


Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: O. gracilis gracilis

Name, Location and Description

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genus: Okanagodes
Species: Okanagodes gracilis
Subspecies: Okanagodes gracilis gracilis Davis, 1919
Subspecies: Okanagodes gracilis viridis Davis, 1934

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.

Okanagana hesperia (Uhler, 1872)

Filed under: Okanagana | Philip Reese Uhler | Tibicinini | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 7:05 pm

Okanagana hesperia (Uhler, 1872)

Song type: Call


Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: O. hesperia

Name, Location and Description

From Davis’ key to Okanagana1:

A. Male uncus not hooked at the extremity, sometimes sinuate.

BB. Stouter bodied species, the fore and hind wings variegated with orange and black at the base.

C. Third marginal cell more than one half as long as second ulnar area adjoining and immediately behind it.

DD. Expand about 52 mm., usually much less.

G. Fore and hind wings, except marginal cells, infuscated. Uncus when viewed from behind with hook terminating in a broadly rounded notch.

Expands about 52 mm.

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genus: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana hesperia (Uhler, 1872)

List of sources

  1. Davis, William T. Cicadas of the genera Okanagana, Tibicinoides and Okanagodes, with descriptions of several new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. v27. 179-223. 1919. Link.
  2. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  3. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  4. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  5. 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.

Okanagana synodica synodica (Say, 1825) aka Walking Cicada

Filed under: Okanagana | Thomas Say | Tibicinini | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 7:01 pm

Okanagana synodica synodica (Say, 1825).

News (6/10/2021): This cicada was recently found in Oklahoma. Read more on the Oklahoma Cicadas Facebook Page.

Song type: Call


Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: O. synodica synodica

Name, Location and Description

From Davis’ key to Okanagana1:

A. Male uncus not hooked at the extremity, sometimes sinuate.

BB. The expanse of fore wings 50 mm. or less; orange variegated with black at base of both pairs of wings. (Some examples of fratercula exceed 50 mm.)

GG. Pronotum in mature individuals black with the central portions variegated with orange or yellow. Basal cell of fore wings yellowish or translucent.

Head small, front prominent; discal yellow marks extending from the mesonotal X to the front margin of the mesonotum. The veins surrounding the first seven marginal cells of the fore wing infuscated.
Expands about 42 mm.

Similar to: Okanagana balli Davis, 1919.

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genus: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana synodica
Subspecies: Okanagana synodica synodica (Say, 1825)
Subspecies: Okanagana synodica nigra Davis, 1944

List of sources

  1. Davis, William T. Cicadas of the genera Okanagana, Tibicinoides and Okanagodes, with descriptions of several new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. v27. 179-223. 1919. Link.
  2. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  3. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  4. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  5. 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.

Okanagodes terlingua Davis, 1932

Filed under: Okanagana | Tibicinini | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 6:51 pm

Okanagodes terlingua Davis, 1932.

Song type: Call


Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: O. terlingua

Name, Location and Description

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genus: Okanagana
Species: Okanagodes terlingua Davis, 1932

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.

Okanagana utahensis Davis, 1919

Filed under: Okanagana | Tibicinini | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 6:50 pm

Okanagana utahensis Davis, 1919

Song type: Call


Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: O. utahensis

Okanagana utahensis song by Tim McNary

Name, Location and Description

From Davis’ key to Okanagana1:

A. Male uncus not hooked at the extremity, sometimes sinuate.

BB. Stouter bodied species, the fore and hind wings variegated with orange and black at the base.

C. Third marginal cell more than one half as long as second ulnar area adjoining and immediately behind it.

D. Expand about 55 to 60 mm. Black species with basal portions of fore and hind wings orange variegated with black.

EE. Front of head conspicuously produced; silken hairs on underside of abdomen short and inconspicuous.

Dorsal surface with the hairs more upright than in striatipes, which it much resembles in markings. Dorsum of abdomen black, beneath central area usually black with hind margins of segments reddish. Basal cell darkened. Expands about 60 mm.

Similar cicada: Okanagana striatipes (Haldeman, 1852).

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genus: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana utahensis Davis, 1919

List of sources

  1. Davis, William T. Cicadas of the genera Okanagana, Tibicinoides and Okanagodes, with descriptions of several new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. v27. 179-223. 1919. Link.
  2. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  3. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  4. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  5. 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.

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