Canadian Cicada (Okanagana canadensis)

Song of a Canadian Cicada (scroll down for explanation and additional recordings!).

insect_musicians_okana-canad_LE_SLIDEAn inhabitant of northern areas of limestone soils and white cedars (and other conifers), the dark-bodied Canadian Cicada can be identified by the yellow spots on its back. Population levels fluctuate from year to year, and during certain years exceedingly large numbers can be found, leading many to confuse this species with periodical cicadas of the genus Magicicada (page 210). Males tend to call for long periods from stationary perches in trees, where they are approached by females ready to mate.

Range Map for Canadian Cicada

Canadian Cicada

Song: An extended, cricketlike trill given at a rate of around 22 pulses per second. The peak frequency is about 9 kHz.
 
Sonogram of a Canadian Cicada. © Wil Hershberger.

 

 

Canadian Cicada

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Meadow Katydids (Tettigoniidae):
FAMILY DESCRIPTION
Saltmarsh Meadow Katydid
Short-winged Meadow Katydid
Slender Meadow Katydid
Woodland Meadow Katydid
Straight-lanced Meadow Katydid
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Black-legged Meadow Katydid
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FAMILY DESCRIPTION
Round-tipped Conehead
Nebraska Conehead
Robust Conehead
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Sword-bearing Conehead
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FAMILY DESCRIPTION
Common True Katydid
False Katydids (Phaneropterinae):
FAMILY DESCRIPTION
Clicker Round-winged Katydid
Common Virtuoso Katydid
Rattler Round-winged Katydid
Oblong-winged Katydid
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Broad-winged Bush Katydid
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Northern Bush Katydid
Texas Bush Katydid
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FAMILY DESCRIPTION
American Shieldback
Least Shieldback
Protean Shieldback
Robust Shieldback
Roesel’s Katydid

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