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Megatibicen harenosus

Megatibicen harenosus
Mescalero Sand Dunes, New Mexico, USA
September 13, 2009
Size: 2"
Newly described as of about two days ago (Cole, J. 2017. A new species of Megatibicen endemic to Mescalero-Monahans shinnery sands (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae. Zootaxa 4236 (3)).

Some of Neotibicen has been changed to Megatibicen, including this species and M. dorsatus and M. tremulus. The taxonomy needs to be updated, but I'm not sure to what extent it was changed.

ID by J. Cole 2017

Moved from Cicadas.


Moved from Cicadas.

This is not a Neotibicen. It
This is not a Neotibicen. It is described as Megatibicen harenosus. The cicada taxonomy needs to be changed, but placing it here is incorrect.

I have Cole's paper and it ce
I have Cole's paper and it certainly answers some questions about "divergent tremulus" in NM. I haven't had a chance to contact him, but should you have a chance, please do and move the appropriate taxa. I'm still uncertain as to the final placement for auletes, resh and resonans (?).

I put it there 'til all taxa
I put it there 'til all taxa are sorted for convenience along with the closest allied taxa. Several others need to be moved and I will get to it once I have discussed it further with my contacts. If that action was offensive I'm happy to cease participating.

My mistake
I didn't pay close enough attention to what you did, my apologies. Your help is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions about this species, I can email you a copy of the paper. I helped Dr. Cole with the field work and helped with some of the figures.

Sorry about that ... Long day
Sorry about that ... Long day and other things going on. I want to get it all sorted out taxonomically before a bigger move; keep it less confusing. Currently there is another paper using different generic designations for Megatibicen (Ameritibicen and Gigatibicen). Personally I want to stick with Megatibicen as it has been loosely used the last few years (2008 or so), but who knows at this point. Cheers and I do appreciate you back checking.

Moved from ID Request.

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