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Genus Platypedia

Mystery molting - Platypedia Cicada Emergence - Platypedia Putnam's Cicada, spread female dorsal - Platypedia putnami - female Putnam's Cicada, eclosing nymph-adult lateral - Platypedia putnami Looks like brown bee with no wings - Platypedia Newly emerged cicada - Platypedia Cicada ~20mm - Platypedia Cicadetta kansa?  eclosing - Platypedia
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas)
Family Cicadidae (Cicadas)
Subfamily Tibicininae
Tribe Platypediini
Genus Platypedia
23 spp. in our area(1)
Distinguished from Neoplatypedia in part by 8 marginal cells instead of 7. Separated from other Tettigadinae by the radial cell's distal node located 2/3 of the way along the costa rather than centered.
w. US east to SD-NE(1)