Looking for in depth books or a single book on Cicadas in North America, preferably eastern, but I’ll accept the full continent, too. Something similar to Arthur V. Evans’ Beetles of Eastern North America – which is also a very helpful book.
Sorry, I don’t know of a book. I wish iNat would make a wiki listing field books and naturalist guides.
CicadaMania seems to be pretty good as an ID source.
@dan_johnson might know of good resources. he seems to ID all my cicadas.
The BugGuide info pages are somewhat helpful, although a bit outdated: https://bugguide.net/node/view/101 (click the Browse tab to move to finer taxonomy)
CicadaMania is also decent as mentioned above.
This website has lots of information for Canada and the northern US (also a bit outdated): https://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/scientific-collaboration-and-research-in-agriculture/agriculture-and-agri-food-research-centres-and-collections/canadian-national-collection-of-insects-arachnids-and-nematodes-cnc/archived-content-cicada/archived-content-cicada-28-of-46/?id=1229361391916
Songs for northeastern North America: http://songsofinsects.com/cicadas
also for eastern: http://www.insectsingers.com/100th_meridian_cicadas/index.html
and for western: http://www.insectsingers.com/100th_meridian_cicadas/western_species.html
For periodical cicadas: http://magicicada.org/magicicada/
This page lists a whole bunch of books but I haven’t looked more into any of them: https://www.magicicada.net/recommended-reading
Here’s a key for Michigan (unfortunately the images are broken): http://insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/fauna/Michigan_Cicadas/Michigan/key.html
For parts of North Carolina: http://tarheelcicadas.blogspot.com/
(I’ve been working on a journal guide for Ontario so I’ve been collecting these recently)
It depends on whether you mean an identification “guide”, but the monograph of every NA cicada is
Sanborn and Heath’s 2017
The Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae) of North America North of Mexico 2nd Edition. Entomological Society of America
However this is a resource mainly for entomologists studying cicadas and just has photographs of the type specimens with no identification criteria (and you won’t get a copy for less than 200$)
Bugguide’s info pages are about as good as you’re going to get for identification purposes, especially the Neotibicen and Megatibicen pages written by Bill Reynolds. Okanagana are a work in progress because the person doing them (me) is too lazy to finish.
If you want REALLY in-depth I suggest going here:
This has links to most of the primary literature and descriptions of all NA cicadas. I use these papers in my research to identify specimens all the time. Some of the really old stuff isn’t there but most of those species were described in a few sentences.
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