Okanagana hesperia (Uhler, 1872)
Song type: Call
Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: O. hesperia
Name, Location and Description
- Cicada Name: Okanagana hesperia (Uhler, 1872)
- Short Name: O. hesperia
- When: June-July
- Where it is found: AZ, CA, CO, KS, MT, NE NV, NM, OK, SD, TX, UT, WY
- Maps: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico [PDF]
- Description: Black and light orange
- Eye Color: gray
- Pronotal Collar Color: orange
- Identification: Bug Guide
- Identification: iNaturalist
- Taxonomic Information: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
- Song: Insect Singers
From Davis’ key to Okanagana1:
A. Male uncus not hooked at the extremity, sometimes sinuate.
BB. Stouter bodied species, the fore and hind wings variegated with orange and black at the base.
C. Third marginal cell more than one half as long as second ulnar area adjoining and immediately behind it.
DD. Expand about 52 mm., usually much less.
G. Fore and hind wings, except marginal cells, infuscated. Uncus when viewed from behind with hook terminating in a broadly rounded notch.
Expands about 52 mm.
Species: Okanagana hesperia (Uhler, 1872)
List of sources
- 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.
- Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
- Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
- Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
- 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.