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Cicada - Quesada gigas

Cicada - Quesada gigas
Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Cameron County, Texas, USA
July 6, 2011

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Quesada gigas (?)
Was this cicada close to or > 2 inches in total length including wings?
If so, then Q. gigas is your likely candidate.

The cicada in this image looks like Q. gigas, which would occur in your area. The angle of the image is not an angle I'm used to seeing for that species; however, I compared it to a series of Q. gigas specimens (holding them up to the image and at a similar angle). Your image appeared most consistent with Q. gigas in shape, color and pattern.

I also compared it to several other species found in Cameron Co., TX but they were all less similar by comparison.

 
Q. gigas
It was about 2 inches long. I think it is Q. gigas because I recorded its sound and found a sound of Q. gigas on the internet that sounded just like it.

 
I was ~99.9% sure....Quesada gigas
Excellent!

The sound file would be very distinctive.

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