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Species Cicadettana camerona

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas)
Family Cicadidae (Cicadas)
Subfamily Cicadettinae
Tribe Cicadettini
Genus Cicadettana (Small Grass Cicadas)
Species camerona (Cicadettana camerona)
Other Common Names
Cameron County Cicadetta
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cicadettana camerona Marshall and Hill 2017
Cicadetta camerona (Davis)
Orig. Comb: Melampsalta camerona Davis 1920
4 Nearctic spp. (1)
Song is a fast train of sharp, resonant pulses.
southmost TX - Map (1)(2), Cicadetta camerona has the most limited known range
Calls from shrubs and grasses.
Type Locality: Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas
See Also
Cicadetta calliope (Walker 1850)

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
Print References
Davis, W.T. 1920. North American cicadas belonging to the genera Platypedia and Melampsalta. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 28: 95–135. (Full Text)
Marshall, D.C. and Hill, K.B.R. 2017. A new genus for North American Cicadetta species (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). Zootaxa 4306: 537-550
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