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Tibicen canicularis from Brockton, MA

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Tibicen canicularis from Brockton, MA

Was walking inside from picking up my girlfriend and saw this on the walkway to the house from the car, thought it was a giant fly at first but did some searching online, found out it was a cicada.

Date Posted: 2011-08-21 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-08-24 | Website:

Hi Nick,

Thanks for the cool photo. Yes, quite often people confuse cicadas for giant flies because they kind of look like them with the clear wings but cicadas are from a different family of insects. Anyway, this specimen is known as Tibicen canicularis - the Northern Dog Day Cicada - they are reaching their peak now and quite often females can be found down low hoping to find a nice place to lay their eggs shortly after mating. Thanks for sharing your photo and adding your sighting information to our database.

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