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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