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Falcicula hebardi - male

Falcicula hebardi - Male
Watkinsville, Scull Shoals Experimental Forest, Oconee County, Georgia, USA
May 16, 2016
I collected this male nymph in the same net sweep as this female nymph, on March 29, 2016 in shrubby undergrowth in pine woods. It became an adult on May 29.

I originally thought both this male and the female to be Anaxipha. Once they matured, I noticed their extreme small size in comparison to other Anaxipha I have seen, and the apparent lack of a stridulatory area on the tegmina of the male. This coupled with the lack of tympana on the foretibia led me to Falcicula hebardi using the keys on SINA. Checking the original description of the species, all other characteristics seemed to match up. I have noted some of these on the other images.

Armed with newfound knowledge about this species, there are a few images in the guide under Anaxipha that I suspect are actually Falcicula instead based on the general habitus and the early/late dates (since this is apparently a spring/early summer species), but it's tough to be sure. These are

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