Cicada Mania

Dedicated to cicadas, the most amazing insects in the world.

Cicada T-shirts

April 20, 2016

Clidophleps rotundifrons (Davis, 1916)

Filed under: Clidophleps | Tibicinini | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 8:45 pm

Clidophleps rotundifrons (Davis, 1916).

Name, Location and Description

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genera: Clidophleps
Species: Clidophleps rotundifrons (Davis, 1916)

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.

April 19, 2016

Cacama californica Davis, 1919

Filed under: Cacama | Cryptotympanini | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 4:06 pm

Cacama californica Davis, 1919.

Name, Location and Description

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
Subtribe: Cryptotympanina
Genera: Clidophleps
Species: Cacama californica Davis, 1919

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.

Clidophleps beameri Davis, 1936

Filed under: Clidophleps | Tibicinini | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 3:16 pm

Clidophleps beameri Davis, 1936.

Name, Location and Description

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genera: Clidophleps
Species: Clidophleps beameri Davis, 1936

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.

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.

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.

Okanagana viridis Davis, 1918 aka Cotton Green Cicada

Filed under: Okanagana | Tibicinini | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 6:29 pm

Okanagana viridis Davis, 1918

Okanagana viridis photo by Coleman Cobbs
Okanagana viridis photo by Coleman Cobbs.

Song type: Call


Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: O. viridis

Name, Location and Description

From Davis’ key to Okanagana1:

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

B. Expanse of fore wings more than 50 mm.

CC. Base of the fore and hind wings not of the usual orange-red variegated with black.

Body and wing venation nearly entirely green; basal cell of fore wings clear. Expands 65 mm.

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genus: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana viridis Davis, 1918

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.

More Okanagana viridis photos by Coleman Cobbs:

Okanagana viridis photo by Coleman Cobbs

Okanagana viridis photo by Coleman Cobbs

Okanagana viridis photo by Coleman Cobbs

Notes:

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

Platypedia similis Davis, 1920

Filed under: Platypedia | Platypediini | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 6:12 pm

Platypedia similis Davis, 1920

Song type: Call


Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: P. similis

Name, Location and Description

From W.T. Davis’ key to Platypedia1

A. Fore wings more than twice as long as broad.

B. Large, expanding 40 millimeters or over; uncus when viewed from above long and narrow.

CC. Head broader across the eyes with front not as strongly produced. Uncus viewed in profile arched at the top, the arch extending to the extremity, which is thickened; uncus also deepened near the base in typical putnami and areolata.

EE. Body black with brassy or greenish reflections. Fore femora almost entirely chestnut colored. Membranes at the base of fore wings pale, often almost white. Vein separating the radial cell from ulnar cells usually pale throughout its length.

Uncus viewed in profile arched at the top but more suddenly declivitous near the tip than in areolata; distal two-thirds of lower line straight or nearly so with a subapical sinuation. Veins of fore wings almost entirely pale, except those surrounding the first and second ulnar areas, and the first seven apical areas, which are black or nearly so. Expands from 40 to 44 millimeters. Occurs in California. similis new species.

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Platypediini
Subtribe: ?
Genus: Platypedia
Species: Platypedia similis Davis, 1920

List of sources

  1. Davis, W.T. North American Cicadas Belonging to the Genera Platypedia and Melampsalta. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. V28. Pp 95-135. 1920. 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.
  6. Tribe information comes from: MARSHALL, DAVID C. et al.A molecular phylogeny of the cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) with a review of tribe and subfamily classification.Zootaxa, [S.l.], v. 4424, n. 1, p. 1—64, may 2018. ISSN 1175-5334. Available at: https://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4424.1.1

Notes:

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

« Newer PostsMore »

Cicada T-shirts