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Cicada Sighted in Florence, MA

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Cicada Sighted in Florence, MA

Hi Gerry,
Please let me know what it is. It's my first cicada. Saw it by chance when hanging laundry.


Date Posted: 2008-09-03 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-19 | Website:

Hi Val
Thanks for the photos. This is the common species of annual cicadas we have
here in Massachusetts. This is a male Tibicen canicularis. Right now it is
in the form known as a "teneral", that's why it looks pink. It would've hung
around for a few hours in order to darken up and for its wings to harden for

Thanks very much for the information.

If you have any more questions I will be happy to answer them.

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