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Species Hadoa inaudita

Tibicen inauditus - Hadoa inaudita - female Cicada - New Mexico  - Hadoa inaudita - male
Classification
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 inaudita (Hadoa inaudita)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1917 by William T. Davis
Tibicen inauditus

Changes in Generic status from Tibicen to Hadoa also results in changes from -us to -a in the endings of the species assigned to this new Taxon.
Explanation of Names
inauditus is Latin for "unheard of, new"
Range
western US, east of the Rockies

Colorado, Oklahoma (?) & w. Texas...+ ??
possibly adj. n. Mexico
Habitat
Open areas in and among scrubby junipers
Season
June-July
Food
Based on associations, host preference is thought to be Juniperus spp. (conifers)
Remarks
Unlike similar species, inauditus calls from an "upside down" (head down) position
Song is a continuous, even, high pitched whine and often compared to that of T. canicularis.

Similar song in the following species:
See Also
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"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.