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Tibicen canicularis cicada in Framingham, MA

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Tibicen canicularis cicada in Framingham, MA

Came to a mercury vapor lamp outside the education building at Garden in the Woods, we had set up the light as part of a moth night. The night was incredibly humid, with several rainstorms passing through. Looks like a dog-day cicada, Tibicen canicularis.

Date Posted: 2012-07-26 Comments: (3) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2012-08-04 | Website:

You're correct Jen. That is Tibicen canicularis. It is rather humid outside now isn't it? Cicadas will readily come to lights here in the northeast though it is rare. The conditions have to be right. High humidity and temperature. Also I notice that it is a female. Based on my experience female cicadas are found at lights here in the Northeast more than males. They seem to be more active at night.

Posted By: Joan | On: 2012-08-15 | Website:

This photo convinced me that the cicada I found in Bedford, Ma about Aug. 1 is t.canicularis. Thanks!

Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2012-08-19 | Website:

Hi Joan,

Glad we could help :)

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