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Cicada Sighting in Port Washington, NY

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Cicada Sighting in Port Washington, NY

The cicada was immobile (presumably dead), covered in tiny black ants, dessicated, and its dorsal exoskeleton was undamaged (I did not check the ventral side). It was vertically prone (head-first, wings and abdomen up) in the short grass along the perimeter of the patch.

The cicada had a pattern of dark green on the dorsal side, solid grayish on the ventral, clear wings (with no discernible hue), and was feather-light when I lifted it (by the wing).

Date Posted: 2010-07-26 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-04 | Website:

Hi Tanner

Thanks for the photos, these two specimens look to be Tibicen lyricen cicadas judging by the black pronotal collar and brown patches on the mesonotum. Thanks for sharing.

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