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Species Okanagana balli

Prairie Cicada - Okanagana balli cicadetta calliope? - Okanagana balli cicadetta calliope? - Okanagana balli Okanagana rimosa - Okanagana balli Cicadidae, lateral - Okanagana balli Cicadidae, dorsal - Okanagana balli Cicadidae, frontal - Okanagana balli cicada - Okanagana balli
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadidae (Cicadas)
Subfamily Tettigadinae
Genus Okanagana
Species balli (Okanagana balli)
Similar species & differentiating characters:

O. synodica is a more western species and typically more yellow in color than orange.
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.