Mon, May 11, 2009 at 11:40 AM
What kind of cicada is this? I found it today in my garden. I live in Pinetop, Arizona, which is around 7000 ft. elevation.
Thank you,
Diana Jeanne
Pinetop, Arizona

Unidentified Cicada

Newly metamorphosed Cicada

Hi Diana,
We are posting your wonderful photo of a Cicada in the hopes that one of our readers will be able to identify the species properly.

Identification: Wed, 13 May 2009 00:16:25 -0700
Oh, the unidentified cicada from Pinetop, Arizona is likely in the genus Platypedia, or a related genus. Males lack the tympanal organs of the more familiar cicadas. Instead, they tap their wings against whatever they are perched on.
Keep up the great work!
Eric Eaton

Location: Arizona

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