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April 22, 2016

Okanagana cruentifera (Uhler, 1892)

Filed under: Okanagana | Philip Reese Uhler | Tibicinini | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 7:35 pm

Name, Location and Description

From Davis’ key to Okanagana1:

A. Male uncus not hooked at extremity, sometimes sinuate.

B. Expanse of fore wings more than 50 mm.

C. Base of fore and hind wings orange red more or less variegated with black.

D. Outer edge of fore wings forming a somewhat straight line.

Very large species. Pronotum all black; mesonotum with orange, discal spots; front margin of fore wings bright orange to end of radial cell, slightly darker beyond; venation not thickened; blood-red at base of both pairs of wings; notch in last ventral segment of female double. Expands 70-75 mm

Similar to: Okanagana magnifica Davis, 1919, Okanagana mariposa mariposa Davis, 1915 and Okanagana mariposa oregonensis Davis, 1939.


Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genera: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana cruentifera (Uhler, 1892).

List of sources

  1. Davis, William T. Cicadas of the genera Okanagana, Tibicinoides and Okanagodes, with descriptions of several new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. v27. 179-223. 1919. Link.
  2. Full Binomial Names:
  3. Common names:; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  4. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  5. Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.


  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.

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