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April 17, 2016

Common cicadas of Utah

Filed under: United States — Tags: — Dan @ 7:55 pm

Common cicadas of Utah (UT):

Beameria ansercollis Sanborn and M. Heath in Sanborn, M. Heath, Phillips and J. Heath, 2011

Beameria venosa (Uhler, 1888)

Cacama valvata (Uhler, 1888) aka Common Cactus Dodger

Common Cactus Dodger

Diceroprocta apache (Davis, 1921) aka Citrus Cicada

Citrus Cicada

Hadoa bifida (Davis, 1916)

Hadoa duryi Davis, 1917

Neoplatypedia constricta Davis, 1920

Okanagana bella Davis, 1919 aka Mountain Cicada

Mountain Cicada

Okanagana canadensis (Provancher, 1889) aka Canadian Cicada

Canadian Cicada

Okanagana cruentifera (Uhler, 1892)

Okanagana formosa Davis, 1926

Okanagana fumipennis Davis, 1932

Okanagana gibbera Davis, 1927

Okanagana hesperia (Uhler, 1872)

Okanagana luteobasalis Davis, 1935

Okanagana magnifica Davis, 1919

Okanagana mariposa mariposa Davis, 1915

Okanagana occidentalis (Walker in Lord, 1866)

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

Say's Cicada

Okanagana rubrovenosa Davis, 1915

Okanagana schaefferi Davis, 1915

Okanagana striatipes (Haldeman, 1852)

Okanagana sugdeni Davis, 1938

Okanagana synodica nigra Davis, 1944

Okanagana synodica synodica (Say, 1825) aka Walking Cicada

Okanagana tanneri Davis, 1930

Okanagana utahensis Davis, 1919

Okanagana vanduzeei Distant, 1914

Okanagodes gracilis gracilis Davis, 1919

Platypedia affinis Davis, 1939

Platypedia areolata (Uhler, 1861)

Platypedia mohavensis mohavensis Davis, 1920

Platypedia mohavensis rufescens Davis, 1932

Platypedia putnami lutea Davis, 1920 aka Putnam’s Cicada

Platypedia putnami putnami (Uhler, 1877) aka Putnam’s Cicada

Name and Location References:

  1. Full Binomial Names:
  2. Common names & locations:;; 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.


  1. Clyde Wilbur says:

    Great info.

    Will there big an above average cicada hatch in Northern Utah, this year, 2024 ?

    My Google AI (Bard), Chrome Browser & Search tools have “0” details about the upcoming 2024 Utah cicada hatch.

    1. Dan says:

      If you get good at using the website iNaturalist, you can get an idea of where cicadas.

      Platypedia, Okanagana, and Diceroprocta all have big years, so it’s good to figure out where they are and then wait.

  2. Robyn Leeper says:

    We are being invaded up here in Mantua. We shook our tree and about 50 of them fell to the ground or flew away.

  3. Marian Merkley says:

    Found lots of cicadas, Dead and alive on my walk in Layton Utah this morning. First time I’ve ever noticed them. I’ve observed cicadas and eastern United States on visits there. These are smaller and darker. They make a different sound than the metallic humming I heard back east. But they are definitely cicadas from the pictures I looked up.

    1. Dan says:

      Maybe a type of Platypedia that make percussive sounds with their wings, or Okanagana that make sounds with tymbals (like eastern types) but their sounds are more monotonous.

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