Here’s some new photos from photographer and cicada enthusiast Adam Fleishman. As always, they’re great photos. If you can help ID the first two photos, we’d appreciate it.
Neotibicen dorsatus (formerly T.dorsata):
Neotibicen superbus (formerly T. superba)
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Brian Baldwin sent over some cicada photos for an ID. Here’s my guesses (below). If you have a more accurate guess, post it in the Comments.
Megatibicen dorsatus (formerly T. dorsata):
At first I thought T. walkeri, but now I’m leaning towards Brain’s guess of N. superbus. This would be the first superbus with a brown mesonotum that I’ve ever seen.:
Megatibicen dealbatus (formerly dealbata):
Tibicen season is officially over in central Mississippi. Here’s some great side view photos from Paul Krombholz.
Neotibicen pruinosus pruinosus (Say, 1825):
Megatibicen figuratus (Walker, 1858):
Here’s a cicada photo from Jim Kost. I like the black stipe on the beak.
Todd Quinn send us some superb Neoibicen photos. Click the photos below to see huge versions.
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This photo is incredible. Check out the detail on the eyes!
Catherine M from sent us these photos of a Neotibicen entering the adulthood.
Patrick Farr sent us this cool picture of two adult cicadas climbing on his hand. They’re Tibicens, but I’m not sure of the species.
Gerry Bunker said in the comments that this is likely a T. canicularis.
Marsha M. sent us this photo of a Neotibicen tibicen (T. chloromerus, T. chloromera) from New Jersey! Read more about it on her blog.
Edward Austin sent us this photo of a Tibicen from Fulton County Ohio. If someone knows the species, please post it in the comments.
Paul Krombholz has an interesting question about Neotibicen identification.
In Kathy Hill’s picture of 18 species, T. canicularis looks quite different from T. davisi, but I have at least one T. davisi, captured in my back yard, that looks very similar to three canicularis individuals I caught in Northern Illinois a couple of weeks ago. The canicularis individuals all have the white “hip” spots and none of my davisi have them have them. T. davisi has a slightly larger head. The big question is, What features reliably distinguish the two species considering all the variety seen within species?