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T. canicularis from Westford, MA

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T. canicularis from Westford, MA

Wings were a sea-green color, body was an army green color with black eyes.

Date Posted: 2011-07-10 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-07-11 | Website:

Hey Jake,

Thanks for the photos and description. Even though these are in black-and-white and can tell that this is the species known as Tibicen canicularis, also known as The Northern Dog-day cicada. They have a very high-pitched calling song. I liken it to sounding like a buzz-saw on helium. This one is newly molted, or "teneral".

Great to hear from you.

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