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Cicadidae, dorsal - Cicadetta calliope - female

Cicadidae, dorsal - Cicadetta calliope - Female
John's Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA
July 21, 2014
Size: 15 mm body, 20+ inc wings
swept on a hill prairie remnant

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Cicadidae, dorsal - Cicadetta calliope - female Cicadidae, dorsalX - Cicadetta calliope - female Cicadidae, lateral - Cicadetta calliope - female Cicadidae, frontal - Cicadetta calliope - female Cicadidae, ventralX - Cicadetta calliope - female

Cicadetta calliope
Excellent series of pic's

 
Thank you.
Is this a female or male?

 
Female
Males have a more tubular or rounded tail end while that of the female is more sharply pointed. Male cicadas in this group (Subfamily: Cicadettinae) have small opercula and open tymbals

Compare with the related Magicicadas pictured

Male


female

 
Thank you again.
I thought what I was looking at was an ovipositor but then thought again as I've never actually looked before.

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