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unknown cicada - Beameria wheeleri

unknown cicada - Beameria wheeleri
Fort Huachuca, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
June 17, 2010
Size: Approx 1 inch or less

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Moved from Beameria venosa.

Moved from Cicadas.

Possibly Beameria venosa (?)
There are several very small species (1" or less), and this one appears most congruent with Beameria venosa. The infuscations along the veins are similar to that species and not a character typical of Melamsalta species, leaving Beameria the most likely candidate. The overall pattern is also very similar to that seen in Beameria.

NOTE: Coloration is subject to variation.
Often times species in more arid environments are brown, tan or straw colored while those in areas with greener pastures may be more colorful. (Examples with color variations associated with habitat incl. T. prontalis, T. dealbatus, and M. calliope..+ a few others)

Thanks Bill,
for placement in Beameria venosa. Looks like there are two species of Beameria in North America, this one and Beameria wheeleri Davis. Can't find any info about wheeleri...wonder what the geographic range is.

B. wheeleri
Thus far, it seems as though you are correct and this is likely Beameria wheeleri.

I've created this guide page to accommodate it.

I saw that recently also
I agree, this is likely the other Beameria species mentioned in the lit. (Beameria wheeleri Davis 1934), but I haven't yet narrowed the taxa specifics or ranges to be certain. It might be better to leave the images or place them under the Genus Beameria until we know for certain.

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