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Neotibicen superbus, (Fitch, 1855)
It is a cicada in the same genus as the famous dog-day cicada. The cicada has transparent wigs with many structures like their veins and wing cells. This type is an "annual cicada" that means that the whole cycle takes 3-5 years instead of 10-17 years. The thorax of this one has green with some black triangle markings. The wingspan for this one was 30 mm. though it can reach 50 mm. for females.
Semi-urban, Fort Worth, Texas. The cicadas can have major breakouts having 1000 of them at one time. This year seems to be a little less.
This species is most common in the southern United states but mostly in Texas. The sound of cicadas comes from the tymbal that is only found in males.
Spotted on Jun 15, 2020
Submitted on Jun 16, 2020