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cicada - Hadoa chiricahua

cicada - Hadoa chiricahua
east of Albuquerque, Cibola National Forest, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
June 10, 2007
Didn't measure it but it was in the 30-40mm range.
This one has worn wings.

Images of this individual: tag all
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Tibicen chiricahua!
Frosted grey pruinosity
slight orangish edging to the pronotum
reddish eyes
broad wing margin

Body color, red eyes, and pruinose segment don't really match other photos of T. chiricahua. Is this one correctly identified?

Good question (likley yes) - "T. chiricahua ?"

Based on the other images placed here, I also question which ones are actually T. chiricahua (...??)

BUT ... there can be considerable individual and geographic variation among cicadas and it's often hard to identify from a picture alone. This one fits the description, but I'm not well versed with these.

Cicadas of the southwest region are in need of taxonomic update and possible reorganization. For now, this image along with the others has come to rest here until additional info proves otherwise.

NOTE: This cicada was photographed in New Mexico and the others from the Sonoran Desert region of s. Arizona. I have collected across much of the southwest and have observed from desert to desert, mountain to mountain - the shifts in characters among populations (not just cicadas) can be amazing!

Unfortunatley, I have seen several cicada specimens/color forms tagged T. chiricahua, and the only thing consistent was overall shape, size and wing characters. Body pattern and color seemed to vary..tremendously.

So were they correctly identified...?????...I don't know????.

But to answer your question....if the other images are correct, then this id falls into question. Given the pruinosity, the light edging to the pronotum, this cicada best fits chiricahua, but it may also be a bit similar to T. bifidus &/or T. townsendii which also crossed my mind, however, this cicada doesn't fit well there either.

I do know the call of T. chiricahua is similar to T. lyricen in the east.
sound file can be found here under Tibicen

Moved from Cicadas.

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