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Superb dog-day cicada

Neotibicen superbus

Description:

This Cicada was resting on the patio deck. This cicada was a female, and couldn't make the screaming sound like the males do in the evening. The screaming sound the males produce, is so that the females can locate a male, and mate. The sound is made from under the wing, called the tymbal, which contains many muscles and ribs that rub/flex together, to form that sound. This species is the most common type of cicada here, following the regular annual dog day cicada.

Habitat:

In my garden, Fort Worth, Texas. Suburban

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1 Comment

Tukup
Tukup a month ago

Superb is right Saturniidae. I'll have to watch for that the next time I'm in Texas. Thanks for sharing.

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Saturniidae27

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Spotted on Jul 17, 2020
Submitted on Jul 29, 2020

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