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Photo#75219
Cicada - Megatibicen resh

Cicada - Megatibicen resh
The Woodlands, Montgomery County, Texas, USA
September 4, 2006

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Cicada - Megatibicen resh Cicada - Megatibicen resh

Moved
Moved from Tibicen pronotalis.

Tibicen resh (Female)
Tibicen resh (Please compare to Tibicen resh)

Based on images alone, these two species can appear to have overlap in traits.

1) well developed "resh" pattern on the pronotum
2) rather well developed paired pruinose "blotches" at the base abdomen (not typical of female T. pronotalis)
3) mesonotal pattern and distribution of pruinosity are more suggestive of T. resh
4) Well developed "Z" in forewings

Moved
Moved from Walker's Cicada.

Tibicen pronotalis
The name "T. walkeri" is junior to "T. pronotalis", and although the latter was proposed as a geographical "variety" (i.e., subspecies) it takes priority over walkeri by the current rules of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.

Moved
Moved from Dog-day Cicada.

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