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Cicada - Diceroprocta olympusa

Cicada - Diceroprocta olympusa
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
July 1, 2004

Moved from Salt Marsh Cicada.


NOTE: the infuscated cross veins = dark "Z"; This pattern is evident in this image and therefore is D. olympusa.

D. olympusa is the other possibility, and id's can at times be difficult, esp. since both species can at times resemble one another closely.

Moved from Diceroprocta.

Diceroprocta viridifascia
I posted earlier on this one inclined towards D. viridifascia and I noticed that Gerry suggested the same.

In reviewing pinned material, I am quite certain this pic. is of a D. viridifascia, the "Salt marsh", a.k.a. "Costal Scrub" Cicada.

This species is common all around the Florida coast and abundant in the Palm Beach area.

Thanks Bill
I'll move it and add your notes to the species page...

Diceroprocta viridifascia (?)
This is not a Neocicada!

To my knowledge, there are 4 Diceroprocta species in Florida

Diceroprocta viridifascia, Salt Marsh (or Dune) Cicada
Diceroprocta olympusa, Olympic (Scrub) Cicada
Diceroprocta vitripennis, Green (Green-winged) Cicada
Diceroprocta biconica, Everglades/Keys' Cicada

By all accounts, this image most resembles D. viridifascia, which can be variable. However, a better image of the dorsum would help.

D. olympusa is another possibility, esp. since both species can resemble one another closely.


If this specimen was photgraphed in Big Bend National Park, it is definitely NOT N. hieroglyphica. It is N. chisos. N. hieroglyphica distribution does not extend into west Texas. The Neocicada species in Big Bend is N. chisos - it is also found in the Davis mountains. These are the only two locations for this species in the U.S; it may extend into Mexico. All species in the genus Neocicad are associated with oaks.
Refer to the recent publication by Sanborn et al. in Systematic Entomology (avialable on-line Feb 10, 2005)

Not in Texas...
Hey Polly,

Thanks for the info on the different species. If you look under the name, you'll see that it was taken in Palm Beach county Florida. However this info is helpful and you may want to add this to the Neocicada genus guide page.

Neocicada hieroglyphica?
This looks like a much smaller cicada, probably Neocicada hieroglyphica, but you can't see if the wing spots are extra bold.

I'll move it...
Thanks for the info Andy,

Though I wonder about the dorsal markings. They appear much darker than in the other shots here in the guide.

Yes, the markings don't match
hieroglyphica, but Gerry Bunker points out that they are a match for . We'll move it there.

Not a match for D. viridifascia - the pronotal collar is not contrasting green. But there are other Diceroprocta in Florida, such as D. olympusa; and that's where I'd place my bets.

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