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Cicada - Hadoa bifida

Cicada - Hadoa bifida
White Rock, Los Alamos County, New Mexico, USA
June 1, 2012
I'm having little luck finding information about cicadas in the western US. Any info appreciated.


Moved from ID Request.

Tibicen sp. (best guess T. bifidus?)
There are a few of these smaller Tibicen species that are very similar in appearance incl. Tibicen bifidus, T. simplex (syn. T. bifidus simplex) and Tibicen townsendii.

Typically, T. bifidus/simplex are slightly smaller (~3.5 to 4.0 cm) than is T. towsendii (~4.0 to 4.5 cm).
NOTE: T. bifidus & T. simplex are described as having a broken white dorsal stripe running the length of the abdomen as seen here.

Based on a recent conversation with a colleague in New Mexico, I suspect T. bifidus.

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