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Species Cacama crepitans

Cicada - Cacama crepitans - male Cactus dodger - Cacama crepitans Cicada - Cacama crepitans - male Black Cicada - Cacama crepitans Black Cicada - Cacama crepitans Cacama crepitans Cactus Dodger - Cacama crepitans - male Cactus Dodger - Cacama crepitans
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadidae (Cicadas)
Subfamily Cicadinae
Genus Cacama (Cactus Dodgers)
Species crepitans (Cacama crepitans)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Proarna crepitans
TL - Mission Valley, nr. San Diego Calif.

This species is reputed to make a very loud crackling noise. (see reference)

"There are 3 species in CA, of which this has the darkest spots on the wing tips." (commment by Dr. Andy Hamilton)

TL - Mission Valley, nr. San Diego Calif.
s. California (thought to be s. Calif. and adj. Mexico)
Extent of RANGE is not clearly defined: sw. USA may include NM-AZ and adj. Mexico (????)
Arid scrub
Page creation based on the identification of this image by Dr. Andy Hamilton.
For addtional images of this specimen (as posted on bugguide), please refer here.
See Also
Several species
sw. USA - Mexico (Central America)

sw. USA (California) & MEXICO
Cacama furcata Davis - (Not known from USA)

sw. USA (several states) & MEXICO

USA, se. TEXAS & Adj. ne. MEXICO

USA, Central TEXAS ("hill country")

CENTRAL AMERICA / MEXICO (not known from the USA)