Which species of periodical cicada do we have here?

According to the magicicada.org website, three species are possible in Sewanee:

Magicicada tredecim — Underside of abdomen is mostly light orange/caramel. These are the ones that call waaa-oo from the treetops.

Magicicada tredecassini — Underside of abdomen usually all black, or with faint orange lines.

Magicicada tredecula — Well-defined orange stripes across underside of abdomen.

This individual crashed into my head while I was watering the garden, so I brought him down with the water jet and did some catch-and-release identification: Magicicada tredecassini. The sound he was making seems to match that on the magicicada pages also.

One thought on “Which species of periodical cicada do we have here?

  1. Pingback: Visual confirmation of the waaa-oo cicada | Ramble

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