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Quesada gigas Cicada in San Antonio, TX

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Quesada gigas Cicada in San Antonio, TX

Cicada...I posted a Cicada Killer and Prey on 7/16/11 and this morning I found this Cicada near a new burrow next to our house. It looks similar to the Cicada Prey from 7/16/11 but we cannot be sure.

Date Posted: 2011-08-05 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Masssachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-08-05 | Website:

Hi Carole,

Thanks for writing back and providing another sighting. This cicada definitely confirms that you have Quesada gigas in your neighborhood. Their calling song is quite loud and this is one of North America's larges cicadas. This one looks to be male.

The insects also look like they had a go at this specimen as I see its missing some legs and the genitalia seem to be missing.

Nice images none-the-less. Thanks for sharing and providing another data point.

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