Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Okanagana noveboracensis (Emmons, 1854)
= Cicada noveboracensis Emmons, 1854
= Cicada canadensis Provancher, 1889
= Tibicen noveboracensis (Emmons, 1854)
= Tibicen canadensis (Provancher, 1889)
= Tibicen rimosa noveboracensis (Emmons, 1854)
= Okanagana canadensis (Provancher, 1889)
Similar to Okanagana rimosa, but separated by the dull dorsum and lack of red borders to abdominal tergites.
Across Canada and occasionally into the northern US.
Okanagana canadensis (Provancher, 1889) was recently sunk into this species in Cole et al. 2023.
This is the common northern species. It has longer, more pointed wings than O. bella. It gets up into the NWT, the furthest north for anywhere in the world (Nipawin is on the edge of the boreal forest, so this is "southern" for this species).
… Andy Hamilton, 11 July, 2008
Syllable Rate: 24.7 +/- 0.9 beats/s
Peak Frequency: 8.9 +/- 0.5kHz
Chatfield-Taylor, W. and Cole, J.A. 2019. Noisy neighbors among the selfish herd: mate recognition within cicada emergences mediated by a critical song distance (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae: Okanagana). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. XX. 1-11.
Cole, J.A., Chatfield-Taylor, W., Smeds, E.A., Cooley, J.R., Gonzalez, V.A. & Wong, C. (2023) Phylogeny of North America’s largest cicada radiation redefines Tibicinoides and Okanagana (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae: Tibicininae). Zootaxa, 5346(5), 501–531. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5346.5.1