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Cicada - two different ones - Neoplatypedia constricta

Cicada - two different ones - Neoplatypedia constricta
Cody, Park County, Wyoming, USA
June 21, 2005
Size: 1 inch
NW Wyoming, approximately 6000 feet elevation. These two Cicadas are from two different areas. Both were on Juniper trees. I noticed that one is considerably darker than the other. I could not see any red in the eyes, nor any orange tinge in the wing membrane. Thanks for any help.

Neoplatypedia constricta
This is just an educated guess, based largely on the expanded wing margin (when the insect is turned over, the edges of the wings cover the sides of the abdomen) and on its distribution (presently recorded from AZ, CA, CO, UT; the only other Neoplatypedia is restricted to CA). The song is a steady "zip, zip, zip" continued for a long time.

This genus has fewer apical cells than Okanagana, and they are arranged in a transverse row instead of being stacked obliquely.

Two specimens
If they are two different individuals they are two different specimens and shouldn't be linked as one. You still can link them in your observations by using the tag [thumb:#] if you want to do so.

 
Thank you
Thanks for the info. That makes sense, and I will remember.

Looks like Okanagana genus
Taking an educated guess I'd say these are of the Okanagana genus. Possibly rimosa or canadensis. A dorsal shot would've been nice for a positive ID to see color patterns on the mesonotum. check here to see if this is it.

I'm desperate to find these guys here in Massachusetts. I know they're here but so far they have eluded me.

 
dorsal view
Here is the dorsal shot. We seem to have extras here, if you want me to ship you some. (joke)

 
I disagree.
This shot looks like a species of Platypedia to me. Note how bowed the front edge of the front wing is. That is pretty diagnostic.

 
OK, I take it back
Now that there is a dorsal view, I agree that it's a Platypedia. The yellow line in the center of the pronotum as well as the yellow pronotal collar is a dead giveaway. Sometimes having a bowed forward edge to the forewing isn't a good key. As this picture here and then this one herecan attest. These specimens are Magicicada septendecim but look at the extreme bow to the front forewing in the first image.

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