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Okanagana rimosa - Okanagana balli - female

Okanagana rimosa - Okanagana balli - Female
Adel, Dallas County, Iowa, USA
July 16, 2008
Size: 1 inch
This bug was flying through the backyard during the afternoon.

Moved from Okanagana rimosa.

Possibly O. balli
this one looks to be Okanagana balli

There are three similar looking species with potentailly overlapping ranges.

"short recipe list for id"
Okanagana rimosa (usu. more patterned and orangish)
O. canadensis (usu. darker with more contrasting yellowish pattern)
O. balli (smallest member and typically associated with Prairies)

It is a cicada and about my m
It is a cicada and about my mantis it has plenty of space and places to hang around believe me I know I have been raising mantids for 5 years!

Okanagana rimosa
This genus has a narrower head than the Tibicen species you usually see in your part of the world.

Thank you for the ID. I have never seen this kind before, or such a small cicada. This one was a female, by the way. Is the color pretty variable? I couldn't find one that looked like this the the guide.

Take a look through the cicadas on bugguide.

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