Dog-day Afternoon Cicada Delight

The green collar, the black eyes.
The sharp bend in the wing. I think this is Neotibicen linne, Linne’s Cicada. Compare with this:
Green eyes; no green collar; different wing-shape. This is Neotibicen tibicen, the Swamp Cicada. Maybe even Neotibicen tibicen tibecen. Swamp Cicada, also called Morning Cicada, seems to be the most commonly heard and seen dog-day cicada here in Brooklyn.
Back to Linne’s. Anyway, taxonomy for this genus looks complicated. Twelve species in U.S. & Canada according to bugguide.net, but the devil is in the detail of various subspecies and forms.

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