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Tibicen teneral Sighting from Blue Springs, MO

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Tibicen teneral Sighting from Blue Springs, MO

Here is the first Tibicen of the year. Look to be a large Pruinosa. Thought it may have been an Auletes but after being in contact with so many cassini's, it looked huge. I will get you some samples. Here is another image for scale.

Date Posted: 2011-06-29 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-07-05 | Website:

Hi Sanjeev,

You're right. That is an awfully large Tibicen when compared to the length of your thumb. This time of the year in your area would probably put the species as T. pruinosus but to confirm identity, a fully schlerotized image would be necessary. But still I feel comfortable with your diagnosis.

Thanks for sharing.

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