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Species Magicicada tredecim - Riley's 13-year Cicada

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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
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas)
Family Cicadidae (Cicadas)
Subfamily Cicadettinae
Tribe Lamotialnini
Genus Magicicada (Periodical Cicadas)
Species tredecim (Riley's 13-year Cicada)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Magicicada tredecim (Walsh and Riley, 1868)
body length (front of head to tip of subgenital plate) circa 28-33 mm (Alexander and Moore, 1962)
A large 13-year periodical cicada, morphologically similar to the 17-year species M. septendecim. Identification notes (
Orange patch between eye and base of wing
Abdomen mostly orange or caramel underneath--no stripes

Link to video/audio showing the distinctive eery sound of this species in chorus:
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Life Cycle
13-year species
See Also
Magicicada septendecim--its 17-year sibling species
Magicicada neotredecim Marshall and Cooley, 2000--a recently described species split(?) from Magicicada tredecim, and restricted to the southerly section of the Midwest (Missouri, southern Illinois, etc.)--see for details
Magicicada tredecassini--another 13-year species with rather different markings, generally smaller and darker
Print References
Alexander, R. D., and T. E. Moore. 1962. The evolutionary relationships of 17-year and 13-year cicadas, and three new species (Homoptera, Cicadidae, Magicicada). Univ. of Mich. Mus. Zool. Misc. Pub. 121: 1-59 (PDF).
Internet References
Magicicada tredecim -
Video/audio of chorus from 2011 Brood XIX emergence--Chatham County, NC
Works Cited
1.Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico.
Sanborn, A.F., and P.K. Phillips. 2013. Diversity 5: 166–239.