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cicada - Hadoa townsendii

cicada - Hadoa townsendii
east of Albuquerque, Cibola National Forest, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
June 10, 2007
Didn't measure but it was in the 30-40mm range, I think.

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cicada - Hadoa townsendii cicada - Hadoa townsendii

Moved from Tibicen bifidus .

Moved for the following:

New images have been submitted allowing for greater comparison(s).

In an earlier discussion with B. Stucky last summer, the collective traits in these images seem less consistent with bifidus/simplex than with townsendii.
NOTE: This cicada seems to lack the well developed broken pruinose stripe seen in bifidus/simplex. The whitish seen dorsally on the abdomen looks to be "glare".

This cicada strongly resembles Tibicen townsendii Uhler 1905 (also seen spelled T. townsendi on-line) - Please compare to T. townsendii in this image (NOTE: pinned specimen is lacking some of its original pruinosity).

T. Bifidus?
Wow! What an unusual specimen! I've never even heard of Bifidus. Where does their range extend? Anywhere near NC or SC?

range of T. bifidus
SW states, from KS to UT, south to AZ and TX; definitely not eastern.

Tibicen bifidus
Thanks for the ID Andy!
Moved from Cicadas.

Tibicen bifidus
This is one of the most handsome, and smallest, members of the genus.

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