Common cicadas of Wyoming (WY)
Megatibicen dealbatus (Davis, 1915) aka Plains Cicada
Megatibicen dorsatus (Say, 1825) aka Bush Cicada or Grand Western or Giant Grassland Cicada
Megatibicen pronotalis walkeri Metcalf, 1955 aka Walker’s Cicada
Okanagana bella Davis, 1919 aka Mountain Cicada
Okanagana cruentifera (Uhler, 1892)
Okanagana fratercula Davis, 1915
Okanagana hesperia (Uhler, 1872)
Okanagana luteobasalis Davis, 1935
Okanagana magnifica Davis, 1919
Okanagana rimosa rimosa (Say, 1830) aka Say’s Cicada
Okanagana striatipes (Haldeman, 1852)
Okanagana synodica synodica (Say, 1825) aka Walking Cicada
Platypedia areolata (Uhler, 1861)
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.
We have a very large hatch of cicadas in Hot Springs County, Thermopolis. They are blackish with no ???? orange coloration. Can you identify or would a photo help?
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I would to know the keys for identifying the species in Colorado or Wyoming, although I only know of cicadas found in or around the Green River in Wyoming. Can you help
I have to put something together. If you send a photo or video to firstname.lastname@example.org I can likely identify it. Most cicadas are either Okanagana or Playtypedia — they’re usually black to gray with touches of orange and beige. The key differentiator between them is Okanagana sing and Playtypedia make a percussive noise with their wings.
Common cicadas of Colorado and Common cicadas of Wyoming