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April 17, 2016

Cicadas of Quebec, Canada

Filed under: Canada — 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.

2 Comments »

  1. Reg says:

    Are Quebec cicadas annual or periodical

    1. Dan says:

      Annual. Some Okanagana species exhibit proto-periodical behavior in that they’ll all emerge at once due to a particular stimulus (like a lot of rain) but I think Okanagana canadensis & rimosa are out every year.

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