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Periodical Cicada

Magicicada sp.


This is a periodical cicada that just emerged this year after being in the ground as a nymph for 17 years. Based on the location and year, there are 3 possible species that this could be: (Magicidada septendecim, M. cassini, or M. septendecula). It looks like the best way to tell the difference is by looking at the stripes on the abdomen, but I didn't get any good pictures where the abdomen is in focus.


Flying around in some trees.

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Jack Settle
Spotted by
Jack Settle

Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Jun 9, 2015
Submitted on Jun 14, 2015

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