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Tibicen robinsonianus in O'Fallon, MO

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Tibicen robinsonianus in O'Fallon, MO

66 percent humidity. Winds 8mph SSW. Dew Point 78.3.

Looking back on my reports, I noticed that I had not uploaded an image for a T. robinsonianus. So, this is to correct that oversight.

I collected him on the pavement at a movie theater parking lot last night near a spotlight which is mounted on the side of the building.

The poor little guy seems to have had a rough night; he must have smashed into the side of the building as his "nose" was slightly dented (just below the median ocellus), and his left wing has a nick in it near the tip.

Date Posted: 2011-08-02 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-08-05 | Website:

Hey Bill,

Thanks for sharing the excellent examples of a typical T. robinsonianus cicada. Several of the key identifying factors are present including the bisected with black pronotal collar as well as the dorsal view showing the thing white line of pruinosity connecting the two lateral larger pruinose spots.

The nice shiny well-defined ventral stripe on the abdomen is also present.

Thanks for sharing.

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