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Cicada - What kind? - Neotibicen lyricen

Cicada - What kind? - Neotibicen lyricen
Baton Rouge - BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
July 5, 2010
Found this morning on the boardwalk over the swamp - belly-up - no movement.
When I went to pick it up, it moved so I turned it right side up and set about loading my macro lens on camera.
By the time I got back, it was belly-up again.
Got it to crawl on a stick and posed the stick for these shots.
Wings look very fresh, maybe it was newly emerged and not yet ready to fly?
I have also read since I got back that cicadas sometimes play dead (?).
Maybe that's where possums learned to do that.

I will post two other views:
From the back you can see that it has an advertising contract from McDonald's and has golden arches on its shoulders.
From the bottom you can see a pretty impressive beak.
Bottom seems to be covered with a white powder. Wonder what that is?

John

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Tibicen lyricen, Lyric Cicada


Western specimens, esp. those from the Miss. Riv. and west are very uniform in color and pattern. Here in the east, they are much more variable.

NICE Cicada!!!

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