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Species Diceroprocta biconica - The Key's Cicada

Cicada On The Siding - Diceroprocta biconica Diceroprocta biconica, Key's Cicada - Diceroprocta biconica - male Cicada Skin - Diceroprocta biconica Diceroprocta biconica - male Cicada sp. - Diceroprocta biconica Cicada - Diceroprocta biconica
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 Diceroprocta (Scrub Cicadas)
Species biconica (The Key's Cicada)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tibicen biconica
This species is found in Cuba and s. Florida
Late Summer (July-Sept)
Likely polyphagous on several plant groups, but often associated with "Fan Palms" (Coryphoid/Thrynacoid palms, Arecaceae)
Life Cycle
(Likely 2-3+ seasons with overlapping generations)
Diceroprocta biconica, The Key's Cicada
Members of this species complex can be found in Cuba and s. Florida.

There are two population groupings on the island of Cuba and a third population group native to the Florida Keys (and extreme tip of the peninsula). There is thought, that these populations may indeed represent sister species, however, there is insufficient information available. More detailed studies are needed to further understand this species complex.

Please refer to the following paper:
Journal of the N.Y. Entomol. Soc. XLIII June, 1935 (c700ld35a)
Although the pic's are black & white, they are a very close match (Plates XIII & XIV).
Print References
Journal of the N.Y. Entomol. Soc. XLIII June, 1935 (c700ld35a)