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More Cicadas Found at St. Patrick Cemetery

Tibicen lyricen cicada

9:30 am - Back at St. Patrick Cemetery. I went to the same ash tree where I had been finding Cicadas previously. I went to the ash tree that had the deformed T. lyricen Cicada and I found another female T. lyricen just about finishing the molt process.

Upon closer inspection I discovered that this female also has a deformity. It's hind leg on the left side is missing just like the previous male's missing front foreleg. In looking at the exuvum it looks like the rear hind leg never fully developed. It's gonna be interesting to see how the specimen hardens.

A couple of other points about this Cicada. When you click on the ventral view thumbnail below, you will see that there is a color variation to the sternites. That being that there is brown mixed in with the black stripe. This is unusual for a T. lyricen species. The dorsal view shows color patterns indicative of a T. lyricen.

The sternites stripe should be all black. In addition, this specimen is slightly larger than an average specimen of the same species.

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