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Tibicen lyricen in Topeka, KS

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Tibicen lyricen in Topeka, KS

was on a cicada hunt and have been hearing many species, mostly T. pruinosa(pruinosus), T. lyricen, as well as an occasional T. marginalis. I manage to capture this low hanging female T. lyricen on the branch of a young redbud tree.

Date Posted: 2011-07-20 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2011-07-20 | Website:

Awesome photos Jimmy of a western Tibicen lyricen female. A+ on the ID. I find these western lyricens quite interesting.

Your example lacks the varying shades of green that can be found on the pronotum (area behind the head) and the mesonotum making these western cicadas very brown. In addition the heavy amber infuscation on the front forewings is particularly nice. While we have that in some of our east-coast varieties, it is not as dark as in your example.

Very nice. Thanks for sharing and here's hoping you can report other species from Kansas as well.

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