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More Morphological Variations in T. canicularis

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More Morphological Variations in T. canicularis

Morphological differences in T. canicularis

In my effort to start documenting morphological variations within a species, I decided to stay home today to do more work on the web site. I spent the day taking dorsal and ventral pictures of the six Cicadas I obtained yesterday in order to document size and color variations. There seems to be great variability in cicadas taken from the same location. It would seem that in some cases habitat variation may not always be the reasons for these morphological differences. I took some nice outside shots of the same 6 Cicadas then all 6 were released. Look at the last picture in the series below. I snapped the picture just when this male T. canicularis was leaping to take flight, note the position of the legs.

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