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August 7, 2007

Michigan Tibicen

Filed under: Tibicen — Dan @ 4:57 am

Anyone want to try to guess at the species of this Tibicen? The photo was taken by Don in Michigan. My guess is T. davisi, but I’m almost just as sure that I’m wrong.

Michigan Tibicen


  1. Iv,an Jesus says:

    Then the truth this species of Tibicen never I have seen it by Spain, in any case precious it is even just emerged, if you pay attention to the eyes are of greenish and nonblack color as the Tibicen lyricen, to have if we were able to guess to that species belongs.


  2. Gerry Bunker says:

    Tibicen lyricen in the teneral stage has black eyes and the pronotal collar is almost always pink.
    See here:

  3. Peter Wang says:

    I think it is a Tibicen lycerin.

  4. Gerry Bunker says:


    I apologize for my horrendous mis-spellings.


  5. Gerry Bunker says:

    Tenerals are tough without known it’s size. I see two possibilities

    1). T. canicularis which is the Northern Dog Day Cicada, T. davisi is more southern in its

    2). T. linnei which I believe is in Michigan. The reason it may be this species are the central
    bends on the costal margines of the forewings.

    Just my two cents.

    Gerry Bunker
    Massachusetts Cicadas

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