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Species Okanagana synodica - Walking Cicada

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Classification
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 (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas)
Family Cicadidae (Cicadas)
Subfamily Tibicininae
Tribe Tibicinini
Genus Okanagana
Species synodica (Walking Cicada)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Okanagana synodica (Say)
Orig. Comb: Cicada Okanagana synodica Say 1825
Size
15mm or less
Identification
Unmistakable.
Range
Primarily a species of the Great Basin, records from Kansas exist, but further east may be misidentified
Food
host plants are probably grasses (1)
Life Cycle
A theory of a 19-year life cycle has been suggested.
Works Cited
1.Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico.
Sanborn, A.F., and P.K. Phillips. 2013. Diversity 5: 166–239.