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Which species of Tibicen/Neotibicen (cicada)?

I posted the following photo in the ID request section and it moved/classified by someone down to the Family Cicadidae. I can tell from some searching that it's more specifically in the genus tibicen/neotibicen, but it's hard to determine species as there's some variation and similarity in coloring between them. You can do a search for image ID "cesjulycicada" on the site to bring it up. Any help in getting the ID more specifically?

I wrote a blog post about it ( and included a University of Florida chart that shows from the timing of the photo (July 28th), that the Tibicen species it could be are lyricen, tibicen, similaris, resonans, and auletes. Anyone care to suggest a more specific ID? I always like to identify things I discover.


You just need to have patience
Your image will likely get identified if it contains enough detail to do so. It may take a day or a week or a month. Some images posted to BugGuide have finally earned their IDs eight years later. It is a volunteer organization and you simply need to wait till the right volunteer sees your image.
Also the best way to refer to your image is by the image number, Photo#1416858.

Sure, I can appreciate that. I think I just figured it couldn't hurt to post in the forums as well. Honestly, I expect with some species identification that it can come down to details hard to decipher from pictures (length of certain features, etc) and that it's likely easier just to rule out a species or two. I apologize if I am not in keeping with the site's etiquette. Thanks for your quick reply and your suggestion about how to refer to a specific photo. Take care!

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