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August 17, 2007


Filed under: Neotibicen | Tibicen — Dan @ 5:35 pm

I snagged a couple of Tibicen today.

A colorful Tibicen tibicen (T. chloromerus, T. chloromera):

Neotibicen tibicen

and a, um… lyricen, maybe (I’ve never seen one quite like this):

Neotibicen lyricen

They were still moving a little when I took the photos.


  1. Dan says:

    That’s right — I live in New Jersey. The cicadas were found in Middletown, NJ.

  2. Paul Krombholz says:

    Just a guess—Dan, you live somewhere in the northeast. The T. chloromera here in central Mississippi all have mostly black mesonotums, with only occasionally very small brown patches. The T. chloromera pictured from Michigan also appear to lack the brown patches. Gary Bunker’s pictures of T. chloromera from the Northeast show larger brown patches. So, as a hypothesis, T. chloromera from the Northeast have brown patches.

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