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17 year cicada - Magicicada septendecim

17 year cicada - Magicicada septendecim
Platte County, Missouri, USA
June 7, 2015

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Magicicada septendecim
Hello Stacey! It's been awhile! Your cicada is an M. septendecim based on the presence of red on the thorax next to the start of the wings along with the orange banded abdomen. This species is less common than [I]M. cassini[/url] for Brood IV (Kansan Brood). It's good to know that you have them. Please report your sighting to magicicada.org if you have not already!

 
Hey there, thanks so much! Wh
Hey there, thanks so much! What an exciting cicada season it's been! Thank you for your input.

 
I forgot...
...to mention that M. septendecim is the largest of the three species of 17 year cicada. It makes a distinctive "phaaaaaaarraoooh, phaaaaaaarraoooh" call.

 
Yes, they actually sounded li
Yes, they actually sounded like frogs to me.

 
Is this...
...the most common species in your area?

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