Name, Location and Description
- Cicada Name: Okanagana mariposa mariposa Davis, 1915.
- Short Name: O. mariposa mariposa
- Where it is found: AZ, CA, NM, OR, UT
- Maps: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico [PDF]
- Description: Black with light orange highlights. Hairy.
- Eye Color: black/gray
- Pronotal Collar Color: black with light orange edge
- Identification: Bug Guide
- Identification: iNaturalist
- Type Specimen Details: The American Museum of Natural Species
- Taxonomic Information: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
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 all black; mesonotum black except at sides; front margin of fore wings bright orange to first marginal cell; venation thickened, especially about the marginal cells; notch in last ventral segment of female simple. Expands about 80 mm.
Similar to: Okanagana mariposa oregonensis Davis, 1939, Okanagana magnifica Davis, 1919, and Okanagana cruentifera (Uhler, 1892).
Species: Okanagana mariposa mariposa Davis, 1915
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.
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