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Davis' Southeastern Dog-day Cicada

Tibicen davisi


Loblolly pine, red oak, tulip poplar, sasafrass forest


Found this specimen dead in a flowerpot. Cleaned off the white (fungus?) to get a better look at the colors.

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Bill Reynolds
Bill Reynolds 11 years ago

Nice series of pic's!!
Your cicada is actually T. auletes the largest eastern cicada species.
KEY CHARACTER: T. auletes is heavily dusted with white wax, a.k.a. "pruinosity", as seen here in your pic's.

Tibicen davisi ( is usually less than 2 inches in total length incl. wings. In contrast, T. auletes is ~3 inches or more in length incl. wings.

Meghan P.
Spotted by
Meghan P.

Chester, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 18, 2012
Submitted on Aug 18, 2012

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