Lyristes plebejus is a cicada found in most of Europe and middle-eastern Asia. There is an ongoing debate over its genus. Some say Lyristes, and some say Tibicen. I don’t have an opinion on the matter, but most folks in Europe say Lyristes plebejus, so I’m leading with that name.
Photo of an adult Lyristes plebejus by IvÃ¡n Jesus Torresano GarcÃa:
Photo of a molting Lyristes plebejus by IvÃ¡n Jesus Torresano GarcÃa:
Genus: Lyristes or Tibicen
Species: Lyristes plebejus (Scopoli 1763) or Tibicen plebejus (Scopoli 1763)
According to iNaturalist this cicada is around between June and August. Peak in July.
View more photos of this cicada. Most photos by IvÃ¡n Jesus Torresano GarcÃa. There’s nearly 100.
For more information about this cicada, visit SONGS OF EUROPEAN SINGING CICADAS.