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Dog-day Cicada - Neotibicen canicularis

Dog-day Cicada - Neotibicen canicularis
Ballston Lake, Saratoga County, New York, USA
August 1, 2010
ID help appreciated.

Moved from ID Request.

Tibicen canicularis, Common/Northern Dog-Day Cicada
This is perhaps the most variable of all Tibicen species.

Given your locality, there are few options and this particular cicada has many of the typical characters seen in the Common Dog-day Cicada.

1) Pruinosity: copious amounts of silvery pruinosity (this silvery dusting suggests that this cicada may still be quasi-teneral = recently emerged)
2) Eye color: light brown eyes ... eye color in T. canicularis is variable and ranges from dark to light & from brown to green to bluish or any combination (related species like T. linnei & T. lyricen usu. have very dark eyes & T. chloromerus has green eyes)
3) Body Coloration: this dark choc. phase is not typical of related species, however can be common in some populations of T. canicularis

for your detailed response! :^)

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