Subject: Small Texas cicada
Geographic location of the bug: Bellville Texas
Time: 09:58 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I seen a couple of pictures on this site of this small little cicada. I took this picture this morning with a macro lens. First time ever seen one in person .
How you want your letter signed: Rick
The closest match we could find on BugGuide of a tiny Cicada is the Little Mesquite Cicada, Pacarina puella, but that species has dark marks on the wings that your image does not reveal, though that might be a combination of the lighting and the shallow depth of field of the wing veinage. BugGuide does provide this description of the genus: “Quick tips for id: Pacarina puella (associated with Mesquite) usually has more pronounced pattern in the wings US Range: AZ, NM, CO, TX. OK. & LA Pacarina shoemakeri (associated with junipers) usually has less infuscation (i.e. dark pattern) US Range: AZ, NM, CO, and parts of OK & TX.” That leads us to believe this might be the Little Juniper Cicada, which is not pictured on BugGuide. Perhaps you should submit your image to BugGuide to request an identification.