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Cicada Sighted in Clinton, MA

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Cicada Sighted in Clinton, MA

Found this cicada (?) alive in our pool. After 1/2 hour drying, it flew off to the nearby woods.

Date Posted: 2009-09-13 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-06 | Website:

Hi Melissa

Thanks for the very nice photo. The species of cicada that fell in your pool is known as Tibicen canicularis, the northern Dog Day cicada. The males of the species make a high-pitched whine in the trees. Almost like a buzz-saw on helium.

I have noted only two species of cicadas so far in Clinton, that being Tibicen lyricen and of course your specimen Tibicen canicularis.

Thanks for the information. I will add it to my distribution database.

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