dog-day cicada


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Noun1.dog-day cicada - its distinctive song is heard during July and Augustdog-day cicada - its distinctive song is heard during July and August
cicada, cicala - stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone
genus Tibicen, Tibicen - harvest flies
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These are not the annual or dog-day cicada species, which appear each year in late summer.
For many of us, the ear-piercing whine of the male dog-day cicada, often wrongly identified as the hum of electric transmission wires, defines late summer.
These dramatic colors, however, differentiate periodical cicadas from the humdrum, dog-day cicadas.