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T. pruinosus from Dardenne Prairie, MO.

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T. pruinosus from Dardenne Prairie, MO.

Using a flashlight and an A-frame ladder to access the upper branches of the trees in our yard at night in search of cicadas, I came across this lovely lady. I believe she is a Tibicen Pruinosa, but I'm not 100 percent positive.

Date Posted: 2011-07-11 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-07-12 | Website:

Hey Bill,

What an excellent series of photos and also an awesome method of collecting cicadas. At first glance, I immediately thought "T. robinsonianus" but upon closer inspection this specimen is missing some key morphological features like the bisected pronotal collar which would be apparent if this were T. robinsonianus. Also, this one has rather large pruinose spots and in T. robinsonianus females these spots are actually smaller. However, to be 100% sure a ventral photo would put all doubts to rest because in T. robinsonianus there is a rather large pronounced medial black stripe on the venter and in T. pruinosus it is not as pronounced.

Thanks for sharing these great photos and thanks for adding to our distribution database.

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