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April 17, 2016

Common cicadas of Maine

Filed under: United States — Tags: — Dan @ 7:25 pm

Common cicadas of Maine (ME)

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

Dog-day Cicada

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

Linne's 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.

9 Comments »

  1. Margo B says:

    I was doing the same thing cuz I found two husks stuck to the fence across from my yard I’ve been hearing him for a while…

  2. LISA M MARTIN says:

    Just found one on our deck in winthrop maine!! Took a photo!

  3. LISA M MARTIN says:

    Just found one on our deck in winthrop maine!! Took a photo!

  4. Laurie says:

    For years my preschool kids and I look forward to cicada season in maine. We enjoy finding the cicadas exoskeletons and seeing the many stages they go through.

  5. Daisy H Parker says:

    July, 20, 2022. I found a dried up shell of a cicada on my tomato stem today. Took a while to figure it out but made sense once I studied up on him.

    1. Margo B says:

      I was doing the same thing cuz I found two husks stuck to the fence across from my yard I’ve been hearing him for a while…

  6. Connie Hales says:

    Being from Oklahoma, seeing and especially hearing these all my life. I was shocked to see a cicada here. I had thought this one came in with the winds lately and was surely lost. Thanks to your website I see they are rare but they do live here. Found this one in the woods of Searsport today.

  7. Janice Carey says:

    I live in Millinocket,Maine and I found one…they are adorable!I took a picture of the shell as proof that he was here, but I regret not getting a picture prior to it.I was afraid of disturbing him.

    1. Nancy A Morin says:

      Found one in Minot, Maine August 26, 2020!!,,,beautiful thing. 1st one I ever see and my grandsons got to see it too! We took photos and did catch and release. 😊 Then we watched a clip about Cicadas by Attenborough (if my spelling is right.) My grandson can do this wild noise with his throat, we call it his male cicada noise…and of course just a snap of the finger sounds like the female. 😊 Fun experience with our beautiful Cicada.

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