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Docile Beetle, Very Colorful - Neotibicen superbus

Docile Beetle, Very Colorful - Neotibicen superbus
San Marcos, TX, Hays, San Marcos Texas Hill Country County, Texas, USA
May 26, 2011
Taken on my back porch at 11am

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Docile Beetle, Very Colorful - Neotibicen superbus Docile Beetle, Very Colorful - Neotibicen superbus

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docile
Just wanted to add that it's docile because it has just emerged from its pupal skin and is still pumping up its wings. It's exoskeleton has not fully hardened, and it can't move much until then.

Great!
I'm going to start listening out for cicadas in San Marcos.

Not a beetle...
A cicada--maybe the Superb Cicada (Tibicen superbus) or a close relative:



Welcome to BugGuide!

 
Tibicen superbus
there IS no "close relative" -- this is the only green cicada

 
Thank You!
Being new to Texas (from California), I have never come across one of these. Very fascinating creature indeed. We have seen many new insects since moving here, including red wasps. The wildlife here is awesome!

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