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Species Hadoa townsendii

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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 (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadidae (Cicadas)
Subfamily Cicadinae
Genus Hadoa ("Western Annual Cicadas")
Species townsendii (Hadoa townsendii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
townsendi (with one i on the end) is incorrect. Allen Sanborn (Barry University, Florida), pers. comm., 2008.
This colorful species is common in the Big Bend part of Texas.… Andy Hamilton, 17 August, 2007

w. Texas and much of New Mexico
Often confused with and seen in conjunction with bifidus/simplex.
See Also

"SMALL Tibicen Species"
Several of these smaller and "mostly western" species appear quite divergent from the eastern members and may deserve separate Generic status. (Additional work is much needed to better understand the species' relationships within this Genus.)

NOTE: As mentioned, the above arrangement is "hypothetical" and much of it is based on older classification schemes (+ per. observ. and per. comm.). Additional genetic analysis and detailed morphological studies may reveal different taxonomic relationships.