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Tibicen - Neotibicen lyricen - female

Tibicen - Neotibicen lyricen - Female
Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA
June 19, 2005
Size: 51mm, head to wingtips
I found this cicada as a nymph. It crawled out of the ground, up a pine tree, and began to molt. I have several photos of the sequence, but BugGuide has lots of those already. If this is a species we don't have the sequence from, I'll post it. From browsing the guide I'm guessing it's a Tibicen sp. (1)

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Tibicen - Neotibicen lyricen - female Tibicen - Neotibicen lyricen - female

Moved from Lyric Cicada.

Too soon to tell.
In the teneral stage it's too soon to tell unless one is familiar with the species of cicadas in their area and their emergence times. If you can post an image of the fully hardened adult that would be good. But judging by the tree and the color of the nymphal shell it looks like the tree is pine. T. canicularis fancy pine trees. But again without the fully hardened adult it's hard.

Added Photo
Thanks for the response Gerry. I have added a photo taken a few hours later; it's not very good as the cicada had climbed fairly high in the tree.

An additional note about this freshly-emerged image: I found the nymph on the ground and after examining it by hand, I placed it near a loblolly pine tree. It decided to climb that tree to molt; I'm not sure if my placement played a hand in its selection of the tree.

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