Cicadidae (unidentified species)

Nymph of one of the cicada species.
Perhaps Platypedia ?.
Hillsboro, NM
Dug up - did not come to surface voluntarily
March 5, 2018

There are 170 species of cicada north of Mexico in North America (in 16 genera).  There are a variety of correct pronunciations of the word cicada, including; sə-ˈkā-də, sə-ˈkä-də; sī-ˈkā-də, suh-KAY-duh (sə-ˈkā-də),  and suh-KAH-duh (sə-ˈkä-də). 

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