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Brood XIX Periodical Cicada 2011 - Magicicada tredecula - female

Brood XIX Periodical Cicada 2011 - Magicicada tredecula - Female
Valley Springs Park, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
May 21, 2011
Size: 22 mm
This appears to be a Magicicada tredecula. It fell out of a tree next to my car at about 10:30 a.m.. I had just been noting an odd clicy-type cicada call from that tree. (There was a very loud chorus of M. tredecim in the surrounding woodlands, with many flying about in open areas.) I think that matched the call of M. tredecula linked at magicicada.org. I noticed immediately the small size, and flipping it over, I noted the striped abdomen.
Length to tip of abdomen was 22 mm. Specimen is being retained.
Note. I realize identification of this species is tricky. To me, the combination of factors seems convincing--comments appreciated, of course.

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