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Cicada - Platypedia minor

Cicada - Platypedia minor
Lakeport, Northern California, 1350 Ft. level, Lake County, California, USA
June 10, 2005
Size: 1.5 inches
other side

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Platypedia minor
This is one of the most easily recognized of the Californian cicadas. The strongly rounded lower margin of the forewing, and the straight "tail flaps" of the male(uncus + telson, clearly shown in this photo) are distinctive for this species.

Not noisy:-)
Am I correct, Andy, that these are "wing-bangers" that lack the percussion hardware to make the ear-splitting calls? I understand that males tap their wings on branches to attract females.

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