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Tibicen tibicen from Newport News, VA

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Tibicen tibicen from Newport News, VA

The cicada was on the fence in our backyard. Was able to catch several stages of transformation.

Date Posted: 2011-07-10 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-07-12 | Website:

Hi Laura,

Thanks very much for providing these cool photos of a Tibicen tibicen teneral. This species was formerly known as T. chloromerus.

The green eyes and large opercula (the large plates covering the abdomen) is indicative of this species. Also, since it has these large opercula, it is male. Female's opercula are a lot smaller.

Thanks for sharing and allowing us to add this information to our database.

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