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Fresh Colorful Cicada - Neotibicen lyricen

Fresh Colorful Cicada - Neotibicen lyricen
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, USA
June 11, 2008
Size: 54 mm

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Moved from Lyric Cicada.

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Moved from Swamp Cicada.

Tibicen lyricen "virescens" , Coastal Lyric Cicada
Tibicen lyricen (Tibicen virescens), Coastal Lyric Cicada

Some may consider this "race" a separate species from T. lyricen, however, I believe most still consider it a subspecies or geographic form. This is a very common cicada in much of Central Florida.

Although Tibicen tibicen (=chloromera) ssp. australis (Tibicen australis) does occur in central Florida, it is considerably less common and somewhat different in appearance from T. lyricen ssp. virescens.

T. tibicen australis can be characterized as follows:
1) Usu. lacks the black pronotal collar
2) Always lacks the ventral black abdominal stripe
3) Green legs
4) More subdued coloration = leaf greens, olive greens and darker fulvous patches (rarely the aquas & rusts seen in virescens)
5) Greater development of the paired pruinose (white) spots at the base of the abdomen
6) Somewhat more compact and humpbacked in appearance

Tibicen tibicen (chloromerus) ssp. australis

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Tibicen chloromerus
The swamp cicada is easily distinguished from E. pruinosus by the black band across the back of the pronotum (between the wing bases).

 
Sorry
Thanks for the ID, Andy, and for an identifying mark. I will make a not of this.

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