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T. pruinosus - Neotibicen pruinosus - male

T. pruinosus - Neotibicen pruinosus - Male
Madison, Madison County, Mississippi, USA
July 4, 2006
Picture taken with a tripod. I was able to get good depth of field with a very slow shutter speed because nothing was moving. T. pruinosa is very common in central Mississippi.

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T. pruinosus - Neotibicen pruinosus - male Tibicen  pruinosus - Neotibicen pruinosus - male

Nice image of T. pruinosus!
This is what I knew as the "Scissor Grinder", T. pruinosus. An elderly woman in northwest Alabama, whom I knew as a child from frequent summer visits to see my grandparents, referred to this particular cicada as the "pharoh bug" (Each night before sunset, you could hear the undulating chorus of these cicadas as they called out, "Pha-Roh..Pha-Roh..Pha-Roh"..etc)....Who knows - Perhaps a locust connection... since many people refer to cicadas erroneously as locusts.

As children, not knowing Latin names, we simply called these cicadas "Green-backs" (in contrast to the Tibicen tibicen in the same region, which we dubbed, "Black-backs").

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