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Superfamily Cicadoidea - Cicadas

Cicada ID - Okanagana canadensis cicada - Neotibicen tibicen Diceroprocta semicincta? - Diceroprocta semicincta Okanagana luteobasalis - female Cicada - Cacama Okanagana napa - male Neotibicen canicularis? - Neotibicen - male Magicicada Brood X emergence - Magicicada
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas)
2 extant families, one of which is endemic to Australia
Characters of the Cicadoidea per Folz (2001):
antennae short and aristate, arising in front of or between the eyes
tarsi 3-segmented
middle coxae short and contiguous
forewing with no Y-vein in anal area
This superfamily is highly supported to be monophyletic. Understanding the relationships of the global taxa require further analysis, particularly in Africa, but the two extant families are likely monophyletic.