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Species Cicadetta kansa

Cicadetta kansa, dorsal - Cicadetta kansa - female Cicadetta kansa, lateral - Cicadetta kansa - female Cicadetta kansa, ventral - Cicadetta kansa - female Cicadetta kansa, anterior - Cicadetta kansa - female Cicadetta kansa, dorsal spread - Cicadetta kansa - female Cicadetta calliope possibly in grass - Cicadetta kansa
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 Cicadettinae
Genus Cicadetta (Small Grass Cicadas)
Species kansa (Cicadetta kansa)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cicadetta kansa (Davis)
Orig. Comb: Melampsalta kansa Davis 1919
4 Nearctic spp. (1)
C. kansa is characteristically a pale green coloration and distinguished from the similar C. calliope by having only 4 or 5 apical cells in the hind wing; there are typically 6 in C. calliope.
southern Great Plains to c. TX (NM-LA-NE-CO) (1)
See Also
Cicadetta calliope (Walker 1850)

Cicadetta calliope floridensis (Davis 1920)
NOTE: C. calliope floridensis has a very different call from other pop's of C. calliope.
RANGE: mostly restricted to Florida

Cicadetta camerona (Davis 1920)
RANGE: southmost Texas

Cicadetta kansa (Davis 1919)
RANGE: s. and c. Great Plains

Cicadetta texana (Davis 1936)
RANGE: c. TX to Gulf Coast
Works Cited
1.Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico.
Sanborn, A.F., and P.K. Phillips. 2013. Diversity 5: 166–239.