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Subject: Neotibicen superbus
Location: Upper Texas Coast
July 4, 2017 11:34 pm
I found this superb dog-day cicada, Neotibicen superbus, lying in the street a week or two ago. While it is sadly deceased, I sent it in anyway because you do not seem to have another picture of the species aside from a blurry one from some years ago.
The cicada provided a meal for some ants, one of which is visible near the wing.
Signature: Lachlan

Superb Dog Day Cicada

Dear Lachlan,
Thanks so much for sending in your image of a Superb Dog Day Cicada.  According to BugGuide:  “This is the ‘greenest’ member of the Genus
Tibicen and characteristically distinct.  The abdomen and the outer margins of the wings are usually strongly yellowish-tan in color while the remainder of the insect is a bright lime green with reduced black patterning as compared with related species.”  BugGuide also notes it is “distinct in appearance and rarely if ever confused with other Tibicen spp.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Texas

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