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Photo#375515
unknown CA bug emerges from larvae - Platypedia

unknown CA bug emerges from larvae - Platypedia
Menlo Park, San Mateo County, California, USA
March 7, 2010
Size: 2 cm body

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Moved from Platypedia.

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Moved from Cicadas.

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Moved from ID Request.

Sent the image to a few other cicada folks - all seem to think Platypedia as well. The shell with the dorsal black stripe is diagnostic.

Okanagana?
Looks an awful lot like the one Andy identified for me:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/281342/bgimage

 
That Genus also crossed my mind.....
I was comparing images with "shells" and missed yours. I thought the shells of Platypedia species had the dorsal longitudinal dark stripe, not typical of Okanagana????

I agree, your image is identical. But not convinced either are Okanagana. Both Platypedia and Okanagana may occur early in the season, but the cast shells are not typical of Okanagana in either image set (??).

I prefer to wait for others to comment.

Very nice reference image!
Okanagana sp.? (Platypedia sp.?)


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Platypedia cast

Platypedia sp.


Tenerals are tough!

Looks like a teneral Platypedia
There are a several species in this group.

Shell is also very suggestive of Platypedia.

 
I'm beginning to think it cou
I'm beginning to think it could be Platypedia minor

 
Platypedia species (minor was my inclination also)
These little guys can be distinguished fairly easily once familiar with the taxa & with a little confidence, but living here in the east, I still usually need the specimen(s) and a guide/key to be certain....tenerals even harder.

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