Other Common Names
"Green Winged Scrub Cicada"
See comments under images.
D. vitripennis, like many other members of its Genus, lacks the "smoky Z" towards the ends of the forewings typical of many other cicadas (as is typical of most Tibicen species).
(The "smoky Z" = The radial and radiomedial cross veins of tegmina, forewing, being heavily infuscated or darkened).
According to the literature, the black pattern or bar across the face extends from eye to eye in vitripennis but fails to do so in the similar taxon "bequaerti."
Based on the available literature and associated updates in classification, greater clarification may be needed for better identification and separation of the following:
Southeastern USA extending north along the Mississippi River.
This species extends further north within the US than any other member of its Genus.
Recorded from the Following States: AL, MS, LA, TX, AR, OK, MO, TN, KY, IL, & MI (possibly occurs in a few adj. states)
Seems most common in fields, scrub and early successional woodlands
(thought to be 2 or 3 seasons with overlapping generations)
Some images currently placed under Diceroprocta vitripennis
, may belong to the following taxon: Diceroprocta bequaerti