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New cicada for me! - Neotibicen pruinosus

New cicada for me! - Neotibicen pruinosus
Stonebluff, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, USA
August 4, 2013
Size: 2 inch
Definitely a new one for me. Guessing Tibicen but no clue on species.

Moved from ID Request.

Tibicen pruinosus var. fulva!
this is the pale variant of T. pruinosus.
Compare with winnemanna
Pale T. winnemanna

Is it rare? If you want it I
Is it rare? If you want it I will mail it to you ASAP!

They are collected on occasion and probably not that common
They are collected on occasion and probably not that common. I do know they have been reported across parts of KS & TX. In all honesty, cicadas are a rather neglected group by most bug collectors, hence I suspect this form may have greater occurrence than currently recognized. I have since seen one other dead pale winnemanna and a pale davisi.

Regarding collecting cicadas, I am very interested in specimens - this one is very nice. If you still have it, I'd love to add it to the reference collection.

Could this possibly be an abe
Could this possibly be an aberration of T. pruinosus? It is definitely hardened and in its true state of color at this point.

No matter how I try to scrutinize it, it still comes up looking like a juvenile T. Pruinosus to me.

Did you keep it for a few more hours to see if its color would darken in anymore than it has?

I've still got it in a jar fr
I've still got it in a jar from this morning just in case it changed but it has remained the same color. I'll release in the morning.

Well, I'm flummoxed. This is definitely one for Bill Reynolds. Try to hang on to it and see if Bill Reynolds wants it shipped to him.

Ok cool. Ya it's definitely d
Ok cool. Ya it's definitely different than any I've seen here over my 32 years. I'll keep it and hope it stays alive for a few days!

Congratulations, Heath!
Looks like Bill Reynolds just created a whole new section because of your discovery! Very cool!


It is a good find and an excellent report for Oklahoma!

How's cicada season been in your area?

Missouri 2013 Cicada Season
It's been a little below average, but seems to be picking up.

Last year, the drought decimated the population, this year the cooler-than-normal temperatures seems to have delayed emergence by a few weeks. They didn't really start coming out in normal (somewhat) quantities until about a week-and-a-half ago.

On an aside note, the cooler temperatures kept the Japanese beetles away long enough for my garden to mature to the point where it could withstand the inevitable Japanese beetle invasion.

Anyway, this year, my data collecting (both physical and aural) shows T. pruinosus is the dominant species in our area followed closely by T. robinsonianus.

Rounding out the bottom, we have T. lyricen, then T. tibicen, and finally, T. pronotalis (which just started really emerging a couple of days ago---BTW, I've got a T. pronotalis teneral hanging right next to me as I type this).

I haven't heard any T. dorsatus cicadas in our area this year. Nor did I hear or see any last year, either. I'm rather concerned about that---lots of new housing construction in the area has destroyed many of the fields where they could be found.

Also, I usually hear at least one or two T. auletes by the beginning of August. So far, I haven't heard any this year.

Temperatures are still expected to be below normal for another week. So, I'm not exactly expecting a stellar boom year like 2011, but definitely better than 2012!

How goes your cicada season, Bill?

Cicadas for 2013
In nw. Alabama, I heard and saw a number of cicadas incl. pruinosus, robinsonianus, lyricen, auletes, pronotalis, tibicen (chloromerus) and scattered linnei. All species were quite abundant and active despite milder temps and wetter season. I did not hear any davisi nr. harnedi while there in July, but they are a late season species.

In Raleigh, NC, it is much as you have described - delayed and less active than previous seasons. The chloromerus are most abundant followed by robinsonianus & lyricen. The linnei, winnemanna and auletes are scattered about, but do seem fewer than normal.

In Charlotte, NC, we heard lots of linnei, winnemanna, robinsonianus, chloromerus, lyricen and auletes. All species were quite active in my sister's neighborhood, however, we did not collect.

Reports from Illinois also suggest similar observations to yours incl. little if any dorsatus!

Strange days indeed.

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