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Species Hadoa texana

Tibicen with long high pitched song - Hadoa texana Tibicen texanus group - Hadoa texana Unknown Cicada - Hadoa texana Unknown Cicada - Hadoa texana Texan Cicada - Hadoa texana Tibicen texanus Metcalf - Hadoa texana Diceroprocta texana - Hadoa texana Western Annual Cicada - Hadoa texana
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 (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas)
Family Cicadidae (Cicadas)
Subfamily Cicadinae
Tribe Tacuini
Genus Hadoa
Species texana (Hadoa texana)
Other Common Names
Texas Dog-day Cicada
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hadoa texana (Metcalf, 1963)
Orig. Comb: Tibicen texanus Metcalf, 1963
Syn. Tibicen tigrina Davis, 1927
26-28 mm (Davis, 1927)
Edwards Plateau TX to OK - Map (1)
Scrub & arid habitats
June-Sept (Davis 1927)
Juniperus (?)
Life Cycle
No specific info found
Similar to that of other cicadas
Song is a continuous, even, high pitched whine and often compared to that of T. canicularis or T. davisi.

Similar song in the following species:
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.
Print References
Davis, W.T. 1927. New cicadas from the western United States with notes on several other species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 35: 373–389. (Full PDF)
Metcalf, Z.P. 1963. General catalogue of the Homoptera, Fascicle VIII. Cicadoidea. Part 1. Cicadidae. Section I. Tibiceninae. North Carolina State College Contribution, 1502: 1-585.