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Okanagana Cicada Species in San Carlos, CA

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Okanagana Cicada Species in San Carlos, CA

I heard some loud insects last night and thought about cicadas, but I "knew" we didn't have cicadas around here...until I found this creature flopping around on my porch this afternoon. It's slow-moving and clumsy and was easy to catch and photograph. The habitat here is in the transition between coastal sage brush and inland oak trees. Elevation is about 750 ft.

Date Posted: 2011-07-19 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-07-19 | Website:

Hi Clay,

Thanks for the photos. We are always interested in cicadas from out west. I can tell you that this specimen is from the genus Okanagana. I will need to have some colleagues have a look at it and give their opinion. There are so many varieties of Okanagana out west and some of them look very similar. The last time I fancied a guess, I was off... but not by much. If I get an ID, I will post back.

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