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greener - Neotibicen canicularis

greener - Neotibicen canicularis
elmira- close to st jacobs, waterloo region, Ontario, Canada
August 3, 2007
Size: 4 cm
after full extension of its wings after hatching from infancy

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Moved from Dog-day Cicada.

Moved from Cicadas.

Tibicen canicularis
Due to locality, T. canicularis is the most likely candidate!

Cicada Teneral
This is a cicada in teneral (newly emerged) form. Probably Tibicen canicularis as they are the most northern Tibicen species. This is a male. I'm curious, did it just fall out of the shell? It's very rare for them to end up on the ground like that. It's very fortunate that the wings weren't damaged.

i went to turn the leaf and i
i went to turn the leaf and it shook itself from its shell. i hope i didnt damage it in any way by making it come out in that mannor... im curious to know if you have any idea of the quantity of these curious creatures in southern ontario.

Species Dependent
Hi Stephanie

The cicada's wing buds are very very fragile. When they first emerge, they are the consistance of tissue paper and really need lots of room in order to expand them. This guy looks like he escaped being deformed without a problem though.

T. canicularis is the most northern species of cicada of the Tibicen genus. Since they prefer really warm weather, you should be able to start to see these emerging in larger numbers. In terms of quantities, it's anyone's guess. If you'd like to look for these, they prefer habitats with pine trees, so I would suggest looking where there are a lot of those.

Canada does have other species of Cicadas like Okanagana canadensis (the northern-most cicada) along with other Okanagana species. There's tons of pictures in the guide here just punch in "Okanagana" in the search box.

Another good place to start to have a look for those is here.

Okanagana emerge real early in the season around mid to end of May and only go till about the first week of July. However, you may get lucky and still find some because you are so far north.

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