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T. pronotalis Cicada in Moweaqua, IL

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T. pronotalis Cicada in Moweaqua, IL

This pronotalis was on a black locust tree in courtship phase walking around singing very soft and walked right in to my hand. yellow variant not as common in this region.

Date Posted: 2012-07-26 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2012-08-04 | Website:

Hi Jake,

Great to hear from you again. Your photo only proves that here in the U.S. we can find some very colorful and awesomely large cicadas. I have had discussions with colleagues in the past regarding the strange variations in color for T. pronotalis and often wonder why we do not find extreme ranges in color in other cicadas.

Thanks for sharing.

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