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Cicada Report from Topsham, ME

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Cicada Report from Topsham, ME

Spotted this on a pine tree on our school playground.

Date Posted: 2007-08-20 Comments: (2) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-08 | Website:

HI David

Thank you for the photo. This is a species of Cicada known as Tibicen canicularis. It is the most northern species of Tibicen cicada. What I find really unusual about your specimen is the dark areas just behind the big eyes. This seems unusually dark for a Tibicen canicularis and would've proved to be a really dark version of this species once it completely hardens and gains its true colors.

Thank you for sending in the data point. This is the second one I have gotten from Maine this year both of the same species as I suspected.

Posted By: David | On: 2010-12-08 | Website:

My students are thrilled to have the "really cool bug" identified!

Thank you,


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