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Morphological Variations in Tibicen canicularis

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Morphological Variations in Tibicen canicularis

Morphological variations in T. canicularis

Cicadas are perhaps one of the most difficult of insects to identify. There are so many morphological variations among the same species that make them difficult to identify. I have decided as an on-going project to document all morphological differences. I am hopeful that in the future, I will be able to come up with a reliable key to the different species of cicadas here in New England.

Today I decided to stay home and document all the variations in species that I have been noticing especially in T. canicularis which is what I have been finding a lot of lately. I am trying to document coloration and size variations within them. For now see if you can notice the differences in the dorsal views of the T. canicularis Cicadas below.

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