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:
Courtship I/Calling song
Courtship II song
Courtship III song
In the map below, cicada symbols are verified records in our database as of February 2021. This map may not be reproduced without written permission.
Marlatt, C. L. 1923. The Periodical Cicada. United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology Bulletin 71:1-183.