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Tibicen figuratus - Megatibicen figuratus - male - female

Tibicen figuratus - Megatibicen figuratus - Male Female
Alabama, USA
Tibicen figuratus

FEMALE (left): Auburn, Lee Co., Alabama
(Hwy. 29, Softball Complex @ lights), Aug 1995

MALE (right): Sheffield, Colbert Co., Alabama
ex. Cicada Killer Wasp, July 1987

Although widely distributed across much of the Southeast, populations of this cicada may be patchy and localized. It is my experience that this cicada is most common in and adj. to lowland pine forests. Although cicadas are not thought to be host specific, this cicada seems to have a preference for pine.

It is a late season species and may be heard on warm Autumn days even after the first few light frosts.

Moved from Frass.


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