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April 24, 2016

Tibicinoides cupreosparsa (Uhler, 1889)

Filed under: Philip Reese Uhler | Tibicinini | Tibicinoides | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 4:45 am

Tibicinoides cupreosparsa (Uhler, 1889)

Name, Location and Description

From Davis’ key to Okanagana/Tibicinoides 1:

A. Male uncus not hooked at the extremity, sometimes sinuate.

BB. Stouter bodied species, the fore and hind wings variegated with orange and black at the base.

CC. Marginal cells short; the third one in the fore wings about one-half as long as the second ulnar area adjoining and immediately behind it.

HH. Both pairs of wings clouded, particularly the basal half of the front pair.

Head including eyes about 4.5 mm. broad, membranes at the base of both pairs of wings vermilion; tergum black. Expands about 34 mm.


Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genera: Tibicinoides
Species: Tibicinoides cupreosparsa (Uhler, 1889)

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:
  3. Common names:; 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.


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

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