Name, Location and Description
- Cicada Name: Okanagana magnifica Davis, 1919.
- Short Name: O. magnifica
- Where it is found: AZ, CA, CO, NV, NM, OR, UT, WY
- Maps: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico [PDF]
- Description: Black with orange highlights. Hairy.
- Eye Color: gray
- Pronotal Collar Color: black
- Taxonomic Information: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
- Identification: BugGuide
- Identification: iNaturalist
Okanagana magnifica song by Tim McNary:
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.
Pronotum narrowly edged on sides and posterior margins with rufus; venation not at all thickened. Expands about 75 mm.
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.