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Tibicen lyricen spp. - Neotibicen lyricen

Tibicen lyricen spp. - Neotibicen lyricen
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, USA
September 16, 2012
Size: 110mm wingspan

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Tibicen lyricen spp. - Neotibicen lyricen Tibicen lyricen spp. - Neotibicen lyricen Tibicen lyricen spp. - Neotibicen lyricen Tibicen lyricen spp. - Neotibicen lyricen discolored

"virescens"
Example of a discolored virescens

Although not exemplary of virescens, I am placing this series here to demonstrate the problems associated with specimen degredation and discoloration and how it can affect identification.

Unfortunately, cicadas often discolor after death and preservation methods are best employed on FRESH material.

Environmental extremes such as high humidity, freezing, heat, drying ovens, chemicals & solvents will all have a negative impact on the specimens natural "in life" color and pattern and should be avoid when collecting certain taxa.

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