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Dog-day cicada

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Neotibicen canicularis

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Dog-day cicadas are large insects with highly characteristic shapes and bodies that are twice as long as they are wide. They are 27 to 33 mm long, with wingspans of up to 82 mm. Their bodies are mostly dark with green and black markings on the upper side of the thorax. The veins at the base of the long transparent wings are also green. Significant colour variations may be related to the geographic origin of different populations. The green form described above is the most abundant.

Dog-day cicada

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Neotibicen canicularis

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Dog-day cicadas are large insects with highly characteristic shapes and bodies that are twice as long as they are wide. They are 27 to 33 mm long, with wingspans of up to 82 mm. Their bodies are mostly dark with green and black markings on the upper side of the thorax. The veins at the base of the long transparent wings are also green. Significant colour variations may be related to the geographic origin of different populations. The green form described above is the most abundant.

Cicadas

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Cicadas are often large insects from 25 to 50 mm long. Their bodies are generally black, brown or green, with markings of different shapes and colours depending on the species.

A cicada’s wide head is flattish in front, with a pair of large eyes, three small eyes (ocelli), two short antennae and piercing-sucking mouthparts.

There are two pairs of transparent, membranous wings on the thorax. The forewings are about twice as long as the hindwings.

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