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April 23, 2016

Okanagana schaefferi Davis, 1915

Filed under: Okanagana | Tibicinini | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 7:44 pm

Name, Location and Description

From Davis’ key to Okanagana1:

A. Male uncus not hooked at the 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.

DD. The outer edge of the front wing of a more continuous curve. Medium-sized species, except schaefferi, which is large.

EE. Legs, especially the front pair considerably blackened.

F. Shining species with rather broad wings, and the hind margin of pronotum orange or reddish.

Front of head strongly produced; pronotum edged on sides and hind margin with orange, hind margin of abdominal segments both above and beneath orange. Last segments of the abdomen beneath with short scattered pubescence. Expands about 75 mm. (Except in size this and fratercula resemble each other, and some specimens that may belong to the last-named species are much larger than the type.)

Similar to: Okanagana occidentalis (Walker in Lord, 1866) and Okanagana bella Davis, 1919 aka Mountain Cicada.

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genera: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana schaefferi 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: ITIS.gov
  3. Common names: BugGuide.net; 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.

Notes:

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