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Cicada from Northampton, MA

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Cicada from Northampton, MA


On Tuesday September 16, 2008 I photographed a cicada in Northampton, Massachusetts. I thought you might be interested. I was trying to id from photos on your webpage, but didn't find an exact match. The closest I saw was T. robinsoniana.

Anyway, please let me know and I will send the photo.

Date Posted: 2008-09-16 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-17 | Website:

Hi Chris

That is definitely T. canicularis and a female due to the lack of tymbal coverings and the "pointed tip" to the abdomen. Can you give me an address as to where it was found so that I may add it to my database?

I would've been extremely surprised if it was T. robinsoniana because we do not have that species in Massachusetts or New England for that matter but for some unknown reason, T. canicularis and T. robinsoniana are often confused.

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