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Species Magicicada septendecim - Linnaeus' Periodical Cicada

Periodical Cicada - Magicicada septendecim_2287 - Magicicada septendecim Periodical Cicada - Magicicada septendecim_2296 - Magicicada septendecim Seventeen Year Cicada in Illinois - Magicicada septendecim Decim Periodical Cicada - Magicicada septendecim - male Magicicada sp. septendecim? - Magicicada septendecim periodical cicada–Magicicada sp.? - Magicicada septendecim Magicicada septendecim - female Magicicada septendecim - male
Classification
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 septendecim (Linnaeus' Periodical Cicada)
Other Common Names
Seventeen Year Periodical Cicada, Pharaoh cicada, 17 year cicada or 17 year locust
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Magicicada septendecim (Linnaeus)
Orig. Comb: Cicada septendecim Linnaeus 1758
Explanation of Names
From Latin septendecim "seventeen" (septem "seven" + decem "ten").
Size
body length (front of head to tip of subgenital plate) circa 28-29 mm (Alexander and Moore, 1962)
Identification
Thick orange bands on sternites, extend past the spiracles up the sides of the abdomen.
Pleura orange to dark red.
Some aberrants have black pleura, but the abdomen stays the same.
Life Cycle
17-year species.
See Also
Magicicada tredecim--its 13-year sibling species
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).
Marlatt, C.L. 1907. The periodical cicada. Bulletin of the USDA Bureau of Entomology 71: 1–181. (archive.org link)
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