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So this evening I get an email from Kathy Hill from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. She studies cicadas there. I guess she wanted to prove that Tibicen auletes is the biggest Tibicen cicada in the United States, even bigger than T. resonans and Quesada gigas.

Speaking from first hand experience, I do indeed know that T. auletes is one massive cicada. I am actually glad that it is bigger than Quesada gigas myself. Anyway, below is her email:

Hi cicada people, I just took a photo of all the "eastern USA" Tibicens except latifasciata, which we haven't got yet (I didn't include the "little western" Tibicens like T. texana that are more centrally located either). But I did also add T. duryi from the west coast and Q. gigas, just for comparison. Feel free to use this photo however you want - I just wanted to prove that auletes IS the biggest USA cicada :)The specimens are all males, and I tried to pick the biggest one that we had.

Happy cicada hunting,


The below images are indeed a valuable resource. Unfortunately, the image was so large that I had to break it up into smaller images in order to post it here for you.

A big thank you goes out to Kathy Hill for these valuable images. Enjoy.

Date Posted: 2006-08-21 Comments: (0) Show CommentsHide Comments


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