Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1917 by William T. Davis
as Tibicen knighti
Explanation of Names
According to Davis: "I take great pleasure in naming this insect after Mr. Harry H. Knight, who spent much time in collecting cicadas for me, as the records in this paper will attest, and who has also sent to me many other specimens on former occasions". Knight collected the type specimen.