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.
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!