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Platypedia? - Platypedia

Platypedia? - Platypedia
Little Basin, Rooperts Roost area, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
April 10, 2014
Size: 3-4 CM?
We found this drying out on the asphalt Rd

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Moved from Cicadas.

specific information on Cicida
What specific things would I need to have photos of to help get this closer to species?

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Appears it indeed is Platypedia. I am not too good with this genus so I will let Mr. Bill Reynolds tell you more. Nice find and very lovely photographs!

more later
Thanks Jimmy. I've been quite busy elsewhere the lat 2 years so I haven't submitted anything in some time, but hopefully by the end of this year I will get to the last 2 years of bug photos I've taken. I certainly didn't stop taking photos!

species id is possible...
species id is possible, but there is still quite a bit of confusion among taxa and ranges for several of these. In conversations with some cicada specialists, there is a consensus that id from pic's for many of these little cicadas is sketchy. Will let you know what I track down soon.

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