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Tibicen Cicada from Hensley, AR

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Tibicen Cicada from Hensley, AR

Only one cicada so far...which species is it?? also, what ive always known as "sweat bees", according to your informative site, i now know these flying insects are "cicada killers"

Date Posted: 2008-08-05 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-19 | Website:

Hi Matt,

Thanks for the very cool cicada picture. It is very hard to tell species because it is still what is known as a "teneral". I want to say that it is Tibicen auletes due to its extremely green color (when newly emerged) but it will eventually turn brown. Do you still have the specimen?

With regards to cicada killers, you should try to find the female's burrows. Look for large mounds of dirt along pathways or in lawns. When you find them, keep a watch out, eventually a female will bring in a cicada and if you are adventurous enough, you can steel the paralyzed cicadas way from the females.

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