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Tibicen dorsatus in Dunkel, IL

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Tibicen dorsatus in Dunkel, IL

tibicen dorsatus. very easy to capture and does well captive. found only along waterways near old railroad prarie

Date Posted: 2011-07-31 Comments: (3) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-07-31 | Website:

Hey Jake,

This is one cool animal. T. dorsatus is perhaps one of my favorites out of the Tibicens. They're so colorful and this image truly shows why cicadas are in the order hemiptera. One of the key features and certainly not just this one, is that hemipterans hold their wings "roof-like" over the body. I like the looks of the wings on this specimen and how they are situated. Not to mention the colors are awesome too.

Posted By: Bill Meyers | On: 2011-08-01 | Website:

That's one pretty lookin' cicada you got there. Awesome find, Jake!


Posted By: Jake Readnour | On: 2011-08-01 | Website:

yes as is the probastic mouth part in hemiptera;)if you need any of theese dorsatus to add to your colection let me know asap. i have six going out and two left to spare plus i can get 3 more very easy. however i will be looking for (T.auriferus)( IF IN IL) and T.linnei for the rest of the seoson and hope to find varaints in theese odd elusive species >.T(LINNEI)

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