Northern Utah Cicada
Genus Platypedia
1 inch


Okanagana cicada
This beautiful teneral cicada, who had recently broken out of its little shell,
was just waiting for its wings to dry fully.  I came back about 15 minutes later
and the cicada was gone to a safer location to complete the process--I think
I scared it off with all the camera flashes.  They do not get their final coloring
until they have completely dried.   Found at Red Butte Garden, SLC, UT. 
Bugguide changed the genus ID from their initial decision of Okanagana
 to Platypedia.  Carol Davis, 5-28-2009

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