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cicada, Cacama sp. - Cacama valvata

cicada, Cacama sp. - Cacama valvata
Chisos Mountains, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA
June 4, 2009
Size: large cicada

Moved from Cacama.

Compare with the following taxa:

sw. USA (incl. w. TX, OK, s. CO. NM, & AZ) & adj. n. MEXICO
Cacama valvata (Uhler 1888)

USA, se. TEXAS & Adj. ne. MEXICO
Cacama variegata Davis 1919

USA, Central TEXAS ("hill country")
Cacama collinaplaga sp. n. Sanborn & M. Heath

Cacama sp. (??)
In comparison with other images of Cacama species here on bugguide, this cicada seems to match well with those under C. valvata; however, it may also belong to one of the similar and closely related Cacama species in Texas.

Given location, I suspect variegata.
(pruinosity can obscure the patterns & pigments - compare with C. variegata)

This is a "cactus-dodger" in the genus Cacama. I'm envious, as I have yet to see one. Nice image, too!

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