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Southern Swamp Cicada - Neotibicen tibicen

Southern Swamp Cicada - Neotibicen tibicen
Sarasota County, Florida, USA
August 20, 2012
Size: 31mm
Crashed into the weeds. Didn't last long.

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Moved
Moved from Scissor(s) Grinder.

Tibicen tibicen australis
A common mistake ... Due to several physical characteristics frequently used in keys, Tibicen tibicen australis, found across the Southeast (esp. s. Georgia and Peninsular Florida) is OFTEN mistaken for T. pruinosus/winnemana (and similar taxa)
Tibicen pruinosus pruinosus (Say 1825) [syn. T. pruinosa pruinosa], "Scissor(s) Grinder Cicada"
Tibicen winnemanna (Davis 1912) [syn. T. pruinosa winnemanna],"Eastern Scissor(s) Grinder Cicada"

NOTE - "Salt Marsh color form":
Individuals from populations along the Gulf Coast Marshes are usually much darker than individuals from the more inland populations.

COMPARE:
Populations of the "pruinosus species group" found along the Atlantic coast from se. New Jersey thru peninsular Florida belong to the taxon Tibicen latifasciatus (Davis 1915) [syn. T. pruinosa latifaciata], "Coastal Scissor(s) Grinder Cicada"


Although considerably less common in immediate coastal habitats, Tibicen "winnemana" may occur in close proximity to latifasciatus along the mid-Atlantic (incl. NC, VA and the Chesapeake Bay region) and "pruinosus" replaces latifasciatus in the FL Panhandle (few reports) west into Texas. There is still some ambiguity as to the relationship between winnemanna & pruinosus across a good portion of the range, but latifasciatus appears quite distinct with "no observed blending to date".

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