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Cicada found in Millinocket, ME

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Cicada found in Millinocket, ME

Found a cicada near the summit of Hamlin Peak, elev. 4500'. Wasn't sure if that was interesting.

Date Posted: 2008-09-02 Comments: (3) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-19 | Website:

Hi Mike

I remember climbing Mount Washington in New Hampshire when I was a kid and remember seeing cicadas up there. It would seem that elevation is not a problem for this particular species. It looks like you found a female T. canicularis specimen.

It actually looks dead because of the way it is positioned. I am very interested in any reports of Cicadas from Maine because they are few and far between.

Did you happen to take this specimen?

Posted By: Mike | On: 2010-12-19 | Website:

Howdy Gerry,

Thanks for the information! I found your site very informative. I have been noticing cicadas lately and trying to learn more about them.

I didn't collect this cicada, thought it was dead at first but seemed very much alive when I touched it. Buzzed, and then flew to a different location. We were conducting plant surveys and in a bit of a hurry. Best,


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-19 | Website:

Hi Mike

That's excellent and thanks for the additional report. I will check it out. I am always interested in reports of Cicadas and Cicada killers not only from New England but across the U.S. So if you have any information with photos, I would really appreciate it for my distribution database.

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