Magicicada septendecim (L. 1758)

A large periodical cicada with broad orange stripes on the underside of the abdomen, and with orange coloration on the sides of the thorax behind each eye and in front of the forewings (not visible in the photographs below). The calling song phrases are said to resemble the word "Pharaoh." Scale below is 1 cm long.

Magicicada septendecim songs:


Calling song / Court I (complete phrases)

Court I sonogram

Court II (fragment)

Court II sonogram

Court III (fragment)

Court III sonogram