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Species Cicadetta floridensis

Lime Green  - Cicadetta floridensis Lime Green  - Cicadetta floridensis Cicadetta calliope (floridensis?) - Cicadetta floridensis - female Cicadetta calliope (floridensis?) - Cicadetta floridensis - female Came to lights - Cicadetta floridensis Came to lights - Cicadetta floridensis Teneral Cicada - Cicadetta floridensis Teneral Cicada - Cicadetta floridensis
Classification
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 floridensis (Cicadetta floridensis)
Numbers
4 Nearctic spp. (1)
Identification
Cicadetta floridensis is described as being a solid lime-green in coloration and like C. calliope usually has 6 apical cells in the hind wing.
The call is distinct from that of other "calliope" populations and has a strong clicking component in addition to the light "hissing buzz".
Range
mostly restricted to Florida (1)
Most abundant in and along the scrub habitats of the Highland Ridge

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NOTE: There are several species in the Genus Cicadetta (Melampsalta).
Most of these taxa have been confused with and/or once considered to be populations of C. calliope, incl. "floridensis".

Cicadetta calliope (Walker 1850)
e. US

Cicadetta calliope floridensis (Davis 1920)
(syn. Cicadetta calliope floridensis)
NOTE: C. calliope floridensis has a very different call from other pop's of C. calliope.
Habitat
Scrub (oaks & mixed fields)
May overlap with C. calliope and differentiation may be difficult.
Season
April-September
Food
Thought to be weeds (may be scrub oaks)
Life Cycle
Thought to be univoltine (possibly 2-3 yrs.)
Remarks

Although considered a subspecies of calliope in most literature, the call and habitats are distinct from C. calliope.

Often confused with the Green form of C. kansa (Ranges of these taxa and morphological characteristics in wing venation is distinct).
See Also
Cicadetta calliope (Walker 1850)
RANGE: e. US

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.