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April 22, 2016

Okanagana fratercula Davis, 1915

Filed under: Okanagana | Tibicinini | United States | William T. Davis — Dan @ 7:52 pm

Okanagana fratercula Davis, 1915.

Name, Location and Description

Okanagana fratercula song by Tim McNary

From Davis’ key to Okanagana1:

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

BB. The expanse of fore wings 50 mm. or less; orange variegated with black at the base of both pairs of wings. (Some examples of fratercula exceed 50 mm.)

G. Pronotum in mature individuals black centrally margined with orange especially behind. In triangulata the grooves of the pronotum are sometimes orange colored.

The basal cell of fore wings darkly opaque, abdomen black beneath with hind margins of segments reddish. A dark-colored species.
Expands about 47 mm.

Similar to: Okanagana oregona Davis, 1916 and Okanagana triangulata Davis, 1915.


Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genera: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana fratercula Davis, 1915

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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