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Species Hadoa longiopercula

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 Cicadinae
Genus Hadoa ("Western Annual Cicadas")
Species longiopercula (Hadoa longiopercula)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1926 by William T. Davis
Tibicen longioperculus

Changes in Generic status from Tibicen to Hadoa also results in changes from -us to -a in the endings of the species assigned to this new Taxon.
Explanation of Names
From Latin longus- "long" + operculum- literally "lid, cover", but here referring to a specific structure in Cicada anatomy called the operculum
Range
Arizona
New Mexico (??)
adj. n. Mexico
Habitat
Desert scrub
Food
Based on associations, host preference is thought to be Juniperus spp. (conifers)
Life Cycle
No specific info found

Similar to that of other cicadas
Remarks
Song is a continuous, even, high pitched whine and often compared to that of T. canicularis.

Similar song in the following species:
See Also
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"SMALL Tibicen Species"
Several of these smaller and "mostly western" species appear quite divergent from the eastern members and may deserve separate Generic status. (Additional work is much needed to better understand the species' relationships within this Genus.)





NOTE: As mentioned, the above arrangement is "hypothetical" and much of it is based on older classification schemes (+ per. observ. and per. comm.). Additional genetic analysis and detailed morphological studies may reveal different taxonomic relationships.