genus Tibicen


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Noun1.genus Tibicen - harvest fliesgenus Tibicen - harvest flies        
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
dog-day cicada, harvest fly - its distinctive song is heard during July and August
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We heard from a couple of readers, including Cole Gilbert of Cornell University who informed us that the one pictured is likely in the genus Tibicen, which includes the "dog day" cicada of late summer.
As mass provisioners, cicada killers have evolved to exploit a very specialized food resource: relatively large annual cicadas, mainly of the genus Tibicen. At most locations we have studied, female Sphecius hunt primarily either 1 prey species or they hunt multiple species that are of similar size, because that is generally what is available to them.
These, in the genus Tibicen, come out later in the summer and sport dark or olive eyes.