The following information was obtained from BugGuide (BugGuide, 2013):

Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Arthropoda

        Class: Insecta

            Order: Hemiptera

                Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha

                    Superfamily: Cicadoidea

                        Family: Cicadidae

                            Subfamily: Cicadinae

                                Genus: Tibicen

                                    Species: canicularis

                                       Common names: Cicada, Dog-day cicada, Dog-day harvestfly 

    The Dog-day cicada refers to the hot "dog days" of late summer when this insect is high in the treetops singing its buzzing songs. During this time, the Dog Star, named Sirius, is above the horizon and is within the Big Dog constellation, Canis Major. Therefore, canicularis comes from the Latin "canicula" which means a little dog or the Dog Star while tibicen literally means harvet flies. Harvestfly simply refers the song this species sings in the late season right around harvest time for farmers.

This cicada is part of:
-Eukarya- because its cells contain membrane bound organelles and have a true nucleus
-Kingdom Animalia- because it is a multicellular heterotroph
-Phylum Arthropoda- because it has a segmented body, hinged appendages, and an exoskeleton
-Class Insecta- because they contain compound eyes, antennae, and mouthparts
-Order Hemiptera- because its mouthparts are sheathed and it has a proboscis instead
-Suborder Auchenorrhyncha- because they are pant-feeders and produce audible sounds
-as for the rest of the classifications, they are all just cicadas but they just get more specific as they go further down

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