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Fort Caswell cicada2 - Neotibicen latifasciatus - male

Fort Caswell cicada2 - Neotibicen latifasciatus - Male
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
August 21, 2009
I apparently failed in uploading this second photo of the Fort Caswell cicada I inquired about on 12/21/09.

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Fort Caswell cicada - Neotibicen latifasciatus - male Fort Caswell cicada2 - Neotibicen latifasciatus - male

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Tibicen latifasciatus (MALE)
Thanks for the dorsal image - this pic. gives us a definite id!

"Coastal Scissor Grinder", Tibicen latifasciatus

The "Tibicen pruinosus complex" is divided into three distinct taxa (pruinosus, winnemana & latifasciatus); while some consider each a distinct species, others may refer to them as subspecies or forms/varieties.

Tibicen latifasciatus, the most specialized of the complex, is coastal in distribution with spotty collection records from southern New Jersey (type material) down the Atlantic coast south into central Florida (NOTE: There are collection records from the following states: New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina & Florida).

T. latifasciatus can be found along the Atlantic coast of NC and is typically associated with Atlantic white cedar glades and adjacent coastal mixed conifer-hardwood forests. The calls of T. winnemana, T. pruinosus and T. latifasciatus are all very similar, if not "identical" making identification based on call problematic. Each population/taxon seems to have a specific distribution and habitat association, and with this in mind, one can make a "reasonable id" in the field. One notable difference among the taxa involves time of day and calling activity of the males; T. latifasciatus typically calls all during the day (preferring sunlight hours), while T. winnemana & T. pruinosus seemingly call most often in the late afternoon-evening/dusk.

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