Subject: utah cicada
Location: salt lake city, utah
June 22, 2013 10:46 pm
I’ve tried sending this a few times, but something been up with your site and it wouldn’t send. I found this guy at a barbecue, and it reminds me of a 17 year cicada, but it doesn’t look as orange or have the red eyes I’ve noticed in pictures.
We are not certain why you were experiencing difficulty submitting this photo in the past. It is a large photo file and perhaps there was some internet connectivity problem that prevented a successful delivery. This is not a 17 Year Cicada, but we believe we may have correctly identified it as a Putnam’s Cicada, Platypedia putnami. BugGuide has an image from Salt Lake City as well.
That does make better sense, thank you. And I’d agree with the id after seeing the bug guide photos.