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Species Okanagana balli

Prairie Cicada - Okanagana balli Prairie Cicada - Okanagana balli Prairie Cicada - Okanagana balli cicadetta calliope? - Okanagana balli unknown cicada species - Okanagana balli Cicadidae, ventral - Okanagana balli Okanagana balli Small cicada - Okanagana balli
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas)
Family Cicadidae (Cicadas)
Subfamily Tibicininae
Tribe Tibicinini
Genus Okanagana
Species balli (Okanagana balli)
Identification
Allopatric, with no confusing species.
Range
Concentrated in Illinois, but extends to surrounding states
Habitat
Habitat specialist of tallgrass prairie
Remarks
Gerry Bunker, a well versed cicada specialist, provided the following commentary and information.

Okanagana balli is the only Okanagana species known to exist at the James Woodworth Prairie & is currently protected at this site in Illinois.

For more info on O. balli at the James Woodworth Prairie please refer to the following link.