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Cicada - Neotibicen tibicen - female

Cicada - Neotibicen tibicen - Female
Powhatan County, Virginia, USA
August 23, 2005

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Moved from Swamp Cicada.

Moved from Tibicen.

Tibicen Tibicen (syn. Tibicen chloromera) - TENERAL
I would suggest T. tibicen (=T. chloromera)
Green eyes are a key feature to this species - coupled with the green pronotal patches and pinkish-green body while teneral!
Another observation involves the base of the wing pad to the "shell". I have noticed that there is a residual "dark spot/mark" above the wing hinge in the molt of this species - not seen in others.

Since your picture is of a teneral (soft/newly emerged), I suggest reviewing the images below.

refer to the following images:

Great Photos
I've got to tell you looking at Cicadas gives me the creeps. Just to type this message I had to scroll the pictures off the top of the screen. I'm wondering how long did it take for the entire process of leaving the shell? How long did it take you to find one that was ready to come out, and then how long did you wait until show time?

By the way, all of your pictures are excellent! (Pop Pop helped me find your pictures :-))

Thanks! Glad you like the photos! She (the cicada) took about 15 min. (I wasn't timing her)
I just stumbled across her, so it was just luck there.

Hard To tell species... the teneral stage. But it's definately Tibicen and definately female. Her ovipositor is quite apparent in the profile shots.

Thanks for your help!

Great Job,
I love these series of photos....very cool to see the progression.


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