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"Putnam's" Cicada - Platypedia putnami
11.4 mi N of Ola, Gem County, Idaho, USA
May 25, 2007
Size: 1 1/4-1 1/2"
Common this year at Xylem Acres. Not noticable every year. We would be interested in the cycle.

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Platypedia putnami
The head wider than the thorax is characteristic of this genus, and the black front legs separates it from P. areolata, which has redbrown femora.

Yes, this is definitely a cicada, probably something in the Platypedia or Okanagana genus. I don't have the expertise in cicadas to ID to species, but perhaps an expert will weigh in.

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