February 26, 2010
From early June, 2009, a very fresh looking Desert Cicada. It voided when picked up. Northern Sonoran Desert, southern Arizona, about 3,000′.
We are nearly certain your interesting desert Cicada is Cacama valvata, which we quickly located on BugGuide. We like that it is called a Cactus Dodger.
Thanks for the ID. I had not heard the name Cactus Dodger, but I like it, also.