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Cicada - Neotibicen winnemanna - female

Cicada - Neotibicen winnemanna - Female
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
October 22, 2009
Size: 2.06 inches
I suspect this is Linne's cicada (Tibicen linnei), but the coloration is very different from a dozen or so other specimens I've collected. I'm looking for a definitive answer.

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Cicada - Neotibicen winnemanna - female Cicada - Neotibicen winnemanna - female

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Tibicen winnemana (FEMALE)
Although the wing has a "significant bow" to the costal margin, suggestive of linnei, this characteristic can be variable in members of the pruinosus group, canicularis group and linnei group and should not be used alone in diagnosis to species level.



Note the dorsal abdominal aspect has brown maculations (a T. winnemana character, but subject to variation). The ventral abdominal aspect lacks the black mid-line stripe along the abdomen typical of linnei (the lack of black is another winnemana character!).

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The cicada in this pic. is known as T. winnemana (T. pruinosus ssp. winnemana to some).

These cicadas are widely distributed along the eastern US from Pennsylvania (s. NY??) south into Georgia (n. FL?)- westward to the Appalachians and possibly adj. areas west of the mountains.

The specimen you have pictured is not too unusual, I have seen several that were characterized by reduced black pigmentation.



 
IT SEEMS TO HAVE A VERY LARGE
IT SEEMS TO HAVE A VERY LARGE HUMPED MESOTOME! I NEVER SEEN THIS IN ANY CICADAS AROUND HERE EXEPT T CHLOMERA! VERY ODD

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