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Diceroprocta vitripennis

Diceroprocta vitripennis
Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA
June 15, 2001
Size: 27 mm (just over 1 inch)
Collected and photographed by Bill Reynolds, NC Museum of Natural Sciences.
Date approximate (month correct).

D. vitripennis
f.y.i. Data labels on all specimens from my collection are standardized at 1 inch!

Diceroprocta vitripennis (FEMALE)
Diceroprocta vitripennis complex

The Genus Diceroprocta quite possibly needs an overhaul!

The cicada pictured here belongs to the Diceroprocta vitripennis complex - as defined, described and pertains to this cicada typology in the Southeastern USA.

D. vitripennis is a highly variable species, esp. with regards to the degree of red, brown, black, yellow & green on the mesonotum

Note the lack of the infuscation - the cloudy "Z" looking pattern typical of Tibicen species - this cloudy "Z" is seen towards the ends of the wings (less frequently seen in Diceroprocta species - noteable exceptions here in the Southeast are D. olympusa & D. biconinca). Its absence suggests D. vitripennis as an option!

Moved from Cicadas.

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