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#NameShort NameCommon NameSynonym / Former NameLocationMapDescription Reference Sites
1Diceroprocta vitripennis (Say, 1830)
Green Winged Cicada

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D. vitripennisGreen Winged CicadaAL, AR, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, NE, OK, TN, TX, WIPDF Map
  • Eyes: green
  • Collar: green
  • Description: Black with green and brown and white pruinose.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
2Megatibicen auletes (Germar, 1834)
Northern Dusk Singing Cicada

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M. auletesNorthern Dusk Singing CicadaTibicen auletesAL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, NE, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WIPDF Map
  • Eyes: gray / beige
  • Collar: olive or rusty brown
  • Description: The largest North American cicada. Olive green to rusty brown with black, tan and white coloring. Heavy white pruinosis. M on mesonotum typically partially ocluded by pruinosis. Sings at dusk.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
3Megatibicen pronotalis walkeri Metcalf, 1955
Walker's Cicada

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M. pronotalis walkeriWalker's CicadaTibicen marginalis, Tibicen pronotalis walkeriAL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NC, ND, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI, WYPDF Map
  • Eyes: gray
  • Collar: green or brown
  • Description: Tan or pea green, brown, black, and sometimes white pruinose. Wing color matches dominant color of body. Typically lacks a black marking on its pronotum.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
4Megatibicen resh (Haldeman, 1852)
Resh Cicada

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M. reshResh CicadaTibicen reshAR, KS, LA, MS, NE, OK, SC, TN, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: varies
  • Collar: olive
  • Description: Black, green and brown camo pattern. White pruinosis. Resh Hebrew character pattern on mesonotum.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
5Neocicada hieroglyphica hieroglyphica (Say, 1830)
Hieroglyphic Cicada

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N. hieroglyphica hieroglyphicaHieroglyphic CicadaAL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VAPDF Map
  • Eyes: varies
  • Collar: varies
  • Description: Black, brown and green patterns.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
6Neotibicen davisi davisi (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907)
Davis' Southeastern Dog-Day Cicada

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N. davisi davisiDavis' Southeastern Dog-Day CicadaTibicen davisi davisiAL, DE, DC, FL, GA, LA, MD, MA, MS, NJ, NY, NC, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WVPDF Map
  • Eyes: varies
  • Collar: brown or green
  • Description: The davisi comes in a wide variety of colors: from rusty browns to greens. A crown-like pattern on the mesonotum. Sounds like an angle grinder tool, & sounds like N. auriferus & N. canicularis.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
7Neotibicen linnei (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907)
Linne's Cicada

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N. linneiLinne's CicadaTibicen linneiAL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NJ, NY, NC, OH, ON, PA, SC, TN, VT, VA, WV, WIPDF Map
  • Eyes: dark brown
  • Collar: green
  • Description: Black, green and some brown camo pattern. Prominent M. Bend in its wing. Sounds like N. tibicen.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
8Neotibicen lyricen lyricen (De Geer, 1773)
Lyric Cicada

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N. lyricen lyricenLyric CicadaTibicen lyricen lyricenAL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, ON, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WIPDF Map
  • Eyes: brown
  • Collar: black
  • Description: The Lyric cicada, like most small Neotibicen, has a green, black & brown camouflage look, but the key is Lyric cicadas typically have black collars. Its sound is like an angle grinder tool steadily grinding a slightly uneven surface.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
9Neotibicen similaris similaris (Smith and Grossbeck, 1907)

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N. similaris similarisSimilar Dog-Day CicadaTibicen similarisAL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SCPDF Map
  • Eyes: black
  • Collar: brown
  • Description: Black, brown and green. Patterns are hard to see. This cicada is similar to the Neotibicen tibicen species in shape (hump back) and coloring.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
10Neotibicen superbus (Fitch, 1855)
Superb Dog-Day Cicada

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N. superbusSuperb Dog-Day CicadaTibicen superbusAR, KS, LA, MO, NM, OK, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: black
  • Collar: green
  • Description: Green with black mask and yellow arches on back.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
11Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Linnaeus, 1758)
Swamp Cicada, Morning Cicada

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N. tibicen tibicenSwamp Cicada, Morning CicadaTibicen cholormera, Tibicen tibicen tibicenAL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, NE, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, WIPDF Map
  • Eyes: black or dark green
  • Collar: black
  • Description: Swamp Cicadas are are known for their rounded, humped back. Their coloration varies from mostly black & some green to black, brown and green. Their collar is usually black, but can include green.
  • Lifecycle: Annual
12Pacarina puella Davis, 1923

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P. puellaAZ, LA, OK, TXPDF Map
  • Eyes: light
  • Collar: varies
  • Description: Tiny. Varies: brown, green, black, etc.
  • Lifecycle: Annual


List of sources

  • Full Binomial Names:
  • Common names:; 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.


  • n/a means not (currently) available, not not applicable.
  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.

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