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First Tibicen lyricen Heard in Westford!

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First Tibicen lyricen Heard in Westford!

Tibicen canicularis adult female

While out this evening after work looking for Cicadas I heard the call of a Tibicen lyricen at Fairview cemetery. Time was 6:04 pm! It called twice then all was silent.

I did find several exuvia on some old well established maple trees. They were a mixture of T. lyricen and T. canicularis. 2 male and 2 female.

The injured T. canicularis Female from July 4th.

Below are a few closeup jots of the T. canicularis female that I damaged on July 4th. I gotta tell you I really love my new camera. You should check out the fine detail. Click on the thumbnails for a closer look.

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  • Pic 1 - An unusually dark specimen.
  • Pic 2 - A closer look.
  • Pic 3 - Head shot
  • Pic 4 - A closer look of the head.
  • Pic 5 - Wing veination
  • Pic 6 - Heavy pubescense on the mesonotum.

I will have to re-examine this specimen in a day or two. To be honest, I didn't notice that Tibicen canicularis cicadas can be so furry! Maybe this fuzz get's lost over time. After all, this is only two days from the teneral stage. I will post more pics later on.

Date Posted: 2006-07-06 Comments: (0) Show CommentsHide Comments


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