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Tibicen latifasciatus - Neotibicen latifasciatus - female

Tibicen latifasciatus - Neotibicen latifasciatus - Female
south of Ingles (Levy Co.), n. edge of Citrus County, Florida, USA
November 1, 2008
Tibicen latifasciatus - FEMALE (Ref. specimen/Repaired)
(syn. T. pruinosus latifasciatus)
Citrus Co., FL - 14 Nov 2008
Lat. ~28.8/28.9 (elev. 15-20 Ft. a.s.l.)
Coll. R. V.

This specimen was removed from a spider web and carefully reassembled using cyanoacrylate gel!

This cicada is very distinctive! Females are characterized by "paired" pruinose stripes or bars at the base of the abdomen (actually 3 bars per side: 2 broad subequal stripes + the anterior most bar which is small and compressed/fused with the 2nd). This is the only member of the "pruinosus complex" I have seen in peninsular Florida. Although members of the pruinosus complex have similar (nearly identical) calls, latifasciatus is perhaps the most divergent. The call can be described as a squawky-near inverse of T. pruinosus.

Moved from Frass.


Tibicen latifasciatus (FEMALE)
SYN. Tibicen pruinosus latifasciatus (FEMALE)

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