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Species Diceroprocta olympusa - Olympic Scrub Cicada

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas)
Family Cicadidae (Cicadas)
Subfamily Cicadinae
Genus Diceroprocta (Scrub Cicadas)
Species olympusa (Olympic Scrub Cicada)
Peninsular Florida to MS and NC (much less commonly reported outside of FL)
Has the most extensive distribution of any cicada in Florida and is found in all Florida ecoregions except the Everglades (Sanborn & Phillips 2013). Apparently most common in Scrub habitat, Pine flatwoods, open fields and roadsides.
This cicada is an annual species with multiple overlapping generations.
Often calls from trees but uses grasses as a host plant (Sanborn & Phillips 2013)
Life Cycle
(thought to be 2 or 3 years with overlapping generations)
Print References
Sanborn, A. F., & Phillips, P. K. (2013). Biogeography of the cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, north of Mexico. Diversity, 5(2), 166-239.