Journal archives for July 2023

July 23, 2023

Explanations to my Cicada Ids

If you are here wondering why I identified your Neotibicen or Megatibicen observation the way I did, you've come to the right place.

Q: Why did you put my shell observation at genus or tribe?
A: Neotibicen and Megatibicen shells cannot be identified to species, and the genus cannot be distinguished without a size comparison.

Q: Why did you put my Neotibicen observation at genus?
A: Many Neotibicen species cannot be identified without seeing minute details, and can only be identified if they are seen in the photo.

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