Common cicadas of Washington (WA)
Okanagana bella Davis, 1919 aka Mountain Cicada
Okanagana canescens Van Duzee, 1915
Okanagana ferrugomaculata Davis, 1936
Okanagana fratercula Davis, 1915
Okanagana gibbera Davis, 1927
Okanagana lurida Davis, 1919
Okanagana luteobasalis Davis, 1935
Okanagana napa Davis, 1919
Okanagana nigrodorsata Davis, 1923
Okanagana occidentalis (Walker in Lord, 1866)
Okanagana oregona Davis, 1916
Okanagana rimosa rimosa (Say, 1830) aka Say’s Cicada
Okanagana tristis tristis Van Duzee, 1915
Okanagana utahensis Davis, 1919
Okanagana vanduzeei Distant, 1914
Okanagana yakimaensis Davis, 1939
Platypedia areolata (Uhler, 1861)
Platypedia falcata Davis, 1920
Platypedia putnami lutea Davis, 1920 aka Putnam’s Cicada
Platypedia putnami putnami (Uhler, 1877) aka Putnam’s Cicada
Name and Location References:
- Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
- Common names & locations: BugGuide.net; iNaturalist.com; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; my personal memory.
- Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
- 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.
My mom lives on Harstine Island and has loud bird-sounding chirping noises in her house. She does not think she has birds in her house and thinks they are bugs that sound like bird chirps. I looked at likely possible cicadas as they chirp all day and night too. Are there cicadas that may be on Harstine Island, Mason Co. WA State? or some other possibility?
Inside a house, it sounds more like a cricket. The cicadas in WA state are sun-loving insects and normally sing during the day.
I don’t think I have ever heard cicadas in the Mukilteo area…and I’ve lived here 25 years. I kinda miss them, they are the background “music” of summer
I checked iNaturalist (app, website) and there’s sightings near the area, but not in the area. Okanagana have relatively mundane songs, and Platypedia just makes clicks. Easy to miss them.