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Cicada ovipositing   TX mini-gathering - Diceroprocta delicata - female

Cicada ovipositing TX mini-gathering - Diceroprocta delicata - Female
Bentsen-Rio Grande St P, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
June 5, 2010
Size: ~ 1 inch
This little gal was ovipositing in a stem less than 2 feet above ground.

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Cicada ovipositing   TX mini-gathering - Diceroprocta delicata - female Cicada ovipositing   TX mini-gathering - Diceroprocta delicata - female

Moved
Moved from Cicadas.

Diceroprocta delicata
The color pattern is distinctive, although you can't see from these photos one of the oddest features - the abdomen is orange except the area around the male tymbals, which is black. Perhaps this is a sexual feature? Our collection does not include females.

 
I have a video of a male calling....but
I don't know if it is the same species. It was found within 100 yards of where the female was ovipositing.

It's at YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Eg49D2FbZY

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