Cicadas at the CUIC

On 3/11/2022 I was able to photograph most identified North American Cicadid specimens at the Cornell University Insect Collection (CUIC). I prioritized uploading photos of species that have 5 or fewer observations on iNaturalist. See below for the full list.

Carineta martiniquensis -
Carineta postica
Carineta viridicollis -
Cicadettana calliope calliope
Cicadettana calliope floridensis
Cicadettana kansa -
Herrera ancilla -
Herrera lugubrina -
**I did not take photos of Magicicada, though the collection of this genus was quite large
Taphura cernuunca -
Taphura hastifera -

Cacama moorei
Cacama valvata
Cacama variegata -
Diceroprocta apache
Diceroprocta aurantiaca
Diceroprocta azteca
Diceroprocta bakeri -
Diceroprocta bequaerti -
Diceroprocta biconica
Diceroprocta bonhotei -
Diceroprocta cinctifera
Diceroprocta delicata
Diceroprocta eugraphica
Diceroprocta knighti -
Diceroprocta lucida -
Diceroprocta olympusa
Diceroprocta semicincta
Diceroprocta swalei
Diceroprocta texana
Diceroprocta viridifasciata
Diceroprocta vitripennis
Hadoa bifidus -
Hadoa chiricahua
Hadoa duryi
Hadoa inaudatus
Hadoa montezuma -
Hadoa parallelus
Hadoa sugdeni -
Hadoa texanus
Hadoa townsendi
Megatibicen auletes
Megatibicen cultriformis
Megatibicen dealbatus
Megatibicen dorsatus
Megatibicen figuratus
Megatibicen pronotalis pronotalis
Megatibicen pronotalis walkeri
Megatibicen resh
Megatibicen resonans
Neotibicen auriferus
Neotibicen bermudianus
Neotibicen canicularis
Neotibicen davisi
Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti
Neotibicen lyricen lyricen
Neotibicen lyricen virescens
Neotibicen latifasciatus
Neotibicen linnei
Neotibicen pruinosus pruinosus
Neotibicen similaris
Neotibicen superbus
Neotibicen tibicen australis
Neotibicen tibicen tibicen
Neotibicen winnemanna

Beameria venosa
Dorisiana amoena -
Dorisiana bogotana -
Dorisiana semilata -
Dorisiana viridis -
Fidicina mannifera
Fidicina torresi
Fidicinoides cachla
Fidicinoides compostela -
Fidicinoides determinata -
Fidicinoides fumea -
Fidicinoides passerculus -
Fidicinoides picea -
Fidicinoides pronoe
Majeorona truncata -
Ollanta modesta -
Pacarina championi -
Pacarina puella
Pacarina schumanni -
Pacarina shoemakeri
Proarna hilaris
Proarna insignis
Proarna invaria -
Proarna olivieri -
Proarna pulverea -
Proarna sallaei
Quesada gigas

Neocicada heiroglyphica heiroglyphica
Neocicada heiroglyphica johannis

Borencona aguadilla
Daza nayaritensis -
Dyticodopoea diriangani -
Juanaria poeyi -
Odopoea jamaicensis -
Odopoea stringipennis -
Uhleroides charliclo -
Uhleroides maestra -
Uhleroides sagrae -
Uhleroides walkerii -
Zammara calochroma
Zammara smaragdina
Zammara smaragdula
Zammara tympanum

Clidophleps distanti
Okanagana balli
Okanagana bella
Okanagana canadensis
Okanagana fumipennis
Okanagana hesperia
Okanagana luteobasalis -
Okanagana magnifica
Okanagana nigrodorsata
Okanagana occidentalis
Okanagana oregona
Okanagana ornata
Okanagana rimosa rimosa
Okanagana simulata -
Okanagana striapes -
Okanagana synodica
Okanagana tristis rubrobasalis -
Okanagana tristis tristis
Okanagana tanneri -
Okanagana triangulata
Okanagana utahensis
Okanagana vanduzeei
Okanagana wymorei
Platypedia areolata
Platypedia laticapitata
Platypedia mohavensis rufescens -
Platypedia minor
Platypedia putnami lutea
Platypedia putnami putnami
Platypedia vanduzeei
Selymbria pluvialis -
Tibicinoides cupreosparsa -
Tibicinoides minuta

I would be happy to upload any of the other photos upon request.
@dan_johnson @weecorbie @roshan2010 @willc-t @easmeds @bugsoundsjc @billreynolds @zdanko @upupa-epops @lotteryd @billhubick @mmmmbugs @udcmrk @jhousephotos @ineeley @magicicada @sambiology @vlnunes @aguilita @ozzicada

Posted on March 13, 2022 02:37 PM by humanbyweight humanbyweight


@cicadamania may want to see as well

Posted by humanbyweight over 2 years ago

This is awesome!

Will you add location data to the observations soon?

Posted by zdanko over 2 years ago

Hi @zdanko, I did not take photos of every label because I had limited time at the CUIC, so I do not have location/date data for most of these specimens. I do, however, have range data from other sources. I just need to figure out how to use the Atlas function on iNat!

Posted by humanbyweight over 2 years ago

Okay... not ideal since they are now Casual, but if there's nothing to do, it's okay.

Here's how to create atlases (about a third of the way down the page there is a tutorial):

Posted by zdanko over 2 years ago

Hi @zdanko,
Excellent! I will work on the atlases when I have time.

Posted by humanbyweight over 2 years ago

Bless your cotton socks for sharing this, @humanbyweight! What a nice resource this will be for cicada fans here on iNat. I was thrilled to get my copy of Social Wasps, btw, and am already very much looking forward to your next guide.

Posted by weecorbie over 2 years ago

Amazing job!!

Posted by willc-t over 2 years ago

Superb effort. Quite a reasonable collection!. Some of those unlinked have also appeared on iNat

Posted by ozzicada over 2 years ago

Thanks for doing this. It would be useful in this post if you provide what the acronym CUIC stands for.

Posted by dan_johnson over 2 years ago

Cornell University Insect Collection @dan_johnson

Posted by zdanko over 2 years ago

Many of the ranges will be in Sanborn & Heath " The Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae) of North America North of Mexico" second Ed
.They have added distribution maps this time.

Posted by ozzicada over 2 years ago

@ozzicada Thank you! I have been studying that paper in detail.

Posted by humanbyweight over 2 years ago

@humanbyweight Is this about Cornell's collection?

Posted by cicadamania over 2 years ago
Posted by humanbyweight over 2 years ago

@humanbyweight its useful to spell out the definition of an acronym at the first occurrence in an article. Inat allows you to edit articles after they've been posted.

Posted by dan_johnson over 2 years ago

Cornell University Insect Collection

Posted by willc-t over 2 years ago

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