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Sept Cicada - Hadoa parallela

Sept Cicada - Hadoa parallela
Montosa Canyon, Santa Rita Mts., Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
September 13, 2008
These guys were singing up a storm in the canyon yesterday - don't recall hearing any cicadas this late in AZ. Can someone ID please. Wish I could have recorded the song - it was quite varied and rich.

Moved from Tibicen parallelus.

Moved from Tibicen chiricahua.

NOTE - Tibicen parallelus:
little if any frosted grey pruinosity
black pronotum
narrower wing margin than seen in chiricahua
dark eyes

for the update Bill.

Tibicen chiricahua
These very dark cicadas with rather short wings can be seen on

Please describe the song more accurately. I have just returned from that part of AZ, and there were at least two species singing. One, at higher elevation, sounded just like a tamborine being shaken. I never saw specimens at all.

Hello Andy -
Wish I could describe the song for you. I have VERY poor auditory memory. Had you asked an hour after I'd heard it, then maybe I could have. You might be interested to know however, that yesterday at Empire Gulch (Las Cienegas NCA) there was a deafening chorus of cicadas, but they were Tibicen cultriformis as I caught one singing and photographed it. Most however were singing and flying high in the cottonwoods.

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