Magicicada septendecim (L. 1758)

Periodical Cicada

Magicicada septendecim

A large periodical cicada with broad orange stripes on the underside of the abdomen, and with orange coloration on the sides of the thorax behind each eye and in front of the forewings (not visible in the photographs). The calling song phrases are said to resemble the word “Pharaoh.” Scale is 1 cm long.


Magicicada septendecim chorus:

Magicicada septendecim songs:


M. septendecim calling song

Courtship I/Calling song


M. septendecim Courtship II song

Courtship II song


M. septendecim Courtship III song

Courtship III song


Approximate range

M. septendecim range.
Range based on verified records in database as of February 2017.

Literature

Marlatt, C. L. 1923. The Periodical Cicada. United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology Bulletin 71:1-183.