Pharaoh Cicada Magicicada septendecim (Linnaeus, 1758)    Synonyms: Septemdecim Periodical Cicada.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hemiptera   >   Family Cicadidae   >   Genus Magicicada   

Description:

Compare other Magicica species. Try to get photos of the abdomen or record audio. Brood X will have broad orange stripes on abdomen (more orange than black). This species is larger than the other two species and the only one with the orange marking between the eye and the wing base. Because people tend to collect/document the largest cicadas they see, this species is probably over-sampled (R. Orr, pers. comm.). Song is also diagnostic. Report unidentified Periodical Cicada species and read general info at the genus page. Excellent info at Cicada Mania web site.

Relationships:

Emerging nymphs documented as prey of Limax maximus (Norden & Williams, 2015).

There are 122 records in the project database.

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Pharaoh Cicada in Howard Co., Maryland (5/15/2017). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Pharaoh Cicada in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/13/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Pharaoh Cicada in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/24/2013). Photo by Bill Adams. (MBP list)

Pharaoh Cicada in Columbia, Maryland (5/16/2004). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Pharaoh Cicada in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/15/2021). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

Pharaoh Cicada in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/11/2021). (c) belby, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

A female Pharaoh Cicada in Cecil Co., Maryland (5/15/2021). The photo in the middle was taken 7 1/2 hours after the left photo of the same cicada. Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Pharaoh Cicada in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/18/2017). Photo by Evelyn Ralston. (MBP list)

Pharaoh Cicada in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/10/2021). (c) Katya Tregub, all rights reserved. Photo by Katya Tregub-Emrick. (MBP list)

Pharaoh Cicada in Harford Co., Maryland (5/20/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Pharaoh Cicada in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/16/2021). (c) blitzen1986, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by blitzen1986 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pharaoh Cicada in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/12/2021). (c) trinectes, all rights reserved. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Pharaoh Cicada in Harford Co., Maryland (5/20/2017). Photo by Cindy Pfeffer-Koerber. (MBP list)

Pharaoh Cicada in Calvert, Maryland (5/24/2013). 'The cicada in this photograph failed to completely emerge from its nymphal skin. It died partially emerged.' Photo by Bill Adams. (MBP list)


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