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Tibicen canicularis from Everett, MA

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Tibicen canicularis from Everett, MA

sitting on the outside window screen of our 2 family home.

Date Posted: 2011-08-28 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-08-28 | Website:

Hi Scott,

I would imagine that thanks to Hurricane Irene today that a lot of cicadas are holding on for dear life in the wind today. I have studied your photo and based on the morphology of the ventral surface and its length, which has been calculated by counting the number of squares on the screen I am pretty sure that this is a Tibicen canicularis cicada. Also I can just make out the large round plates at the base of the abdomen known as "opercula" which would make this specimen a male. Thanks for sharing your photo.

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