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Cicada - Diceroprocta olympusa

Cicada - Diceroprocta olympusa
Pinellas County, Florida, USA
August 1, 2015
Size: 1 inch body
Small cicada on a non-native ornamental.

Moved from Cicadas.

Diceroprocta olympusa
I should have known it--so many color forms with this species.

I have never seen this form; it superficially resembles N. tibicen tibicen.

highly variable.
These guys are kinda flattened looking in appearance also.

Moved from ID Request.

Interesting cicada...
Neotibicen similaris(?)

This individual is so dark and lacks a decorated mesonotum, coupled with it's bright pronotal patches, and black pronotal collar, that it somewhat resembles the nominotyical inland populations of N. tibicen tibicen. At first, I did not readily recognize it! I am rather confident that this is N. similaris, but please wait for the input of Florida cicada expert Bill Reynolds, he will finalize my ID.

Only scarce detailed information and literature is available about this species...nice find!

Thanks, Yazan.

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