Neotibicen canicularis (Harris, 1841)
Photo credit: T. canicularis and T. davisi by Paul Krombholz
Song type: Call
Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: N. canicularis
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Name, Location and Description
- Cicada Name: Neotibicen canicularis (Harris, 1841)
- Short Name: N. canicularis
- Common Name: Dog-day Cicada
- When: July-September. Peaks in August.
- Where it is found: AR, CT, DC, IL, IN, IA, KS, ME, MB, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NB, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, NS, OH, ON, PA, PE, QC, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI
- Maps: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico [PDF]
- Description: Typical black, brown, beige and green Tibicen camo patterns. Primary color varies from browns to greens. Collar is often a mix of green & black. Sounds like an angle grinder tool, and like N. auriferus & N. davisi.
- Eye Color: varies
- Pronotal Collar Color: varies
- Bug Guide: http://bugguide.net/node/view/12461
- Subject Matter Expert website: http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/projects/cicada/sp_pages/NA_species/T_canicularis.html
- Image: Insect Images
- Taxonomic Information: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
- Cicada Mania Blog Posts: /cicadas/tag/t-canicularis/
- Cicada Mania Image Library: Neotibicen canicularis (Harris, 1841) images
- Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.
List of sources
- 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.