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Cicada - Diceroprocta viridifascia

Cicada - Diceroprocta viridifascia
St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
August 19, 2006
Unfortunately this one got stuck in it's old skin and hardened that way.
It was still alive.


Diceroprocta sp., likely viridifascia (NOT Neocicada)
There are several small cicadas in Florida. In this image, there are a few things to look at more closely.

1) The molt does not have the heavy dark annulations in the abdomen - dark margins to each segement as seen in Neocicada (but is very typical of Diceroprocta)
REFER to these images of Neocicada shells & nymphs:

2) The pattern on the mesonotum does not match that seen in Neocicada, but is consistent with Diceroprota.

3) Neocicada has a different head to pronotum ratio and often seems to have a bit more of a "neck"

4) the strong contrast between the pronotal collar & pronotal margin (just behind the head) and the "pronotal patches" is very suggestive of D. viridifascia.


Moved from Cicadas.


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