Common cicadas of Nova Scotia (NS)
Neotibicen canicularis (Harris, 1841) aka Dog-day Cicada
Name and Location References:
- Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
- Common names & locations: BugGuide.net; iNaturalist.com; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; my personal memory.
- Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
- List of species with MAPs: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico [PDF] by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips. Download it once; treasure it forever.
Sept 3, 2022 I found one with my daughter. Nova Scotia
Will Nova Scotia have any of the Brood X cicadas coming out this year (2021]?
No. No Magicicada Broods exist in Canada.
I first saw one on my deck in the summer of 2018. I did some research to find out that it was a Dog Day Cicada. A large beautiful insect.