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Cicadas in Danbury, CT

Found one of these 8-14-09 but couldn't identify it at Hairdresser mentioned cicada killer wasps in her Ridgefield backyard and when I saw another one tonight (8-16) I wondered if it was a cicada.

Date Posted: 2009-08-16 Comments: (2) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-06 | Website:

Hi Kirsten

Thanks for the photo. That is definitely a cicada. It is a fairly common species here in New England and is known as Tibicen lyricen. The specimen in the photo looks to be a male judging by the shape of the abdomen. Very nice work. You say this was brought in by a cicada killer?

Thanks, I will add the information to my database.

Posted By: Kirsten | On: 2010-12-06 | Website:

This one was captured by another "killer" - my cats!. But I was talking just the day before to a friend who was telling me about cicada killer wasps digging up her lawn and she was the one who made me think that this (ugly) mystery bug I had found the week before was a cicada. She lives in Brookfield, CT.

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