Neotibicen tibicen australis (Davis, 1912) aka Southern Swamp Cicada aka Southern Dusky-Winged Cicada.
Song type: Call
Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: N. tibicen australis
Name, Location and Description
- Cicada Name: Neotibicen tibicen australis (Davis, 1912)
- Short Name: N. tibicen australis
- Common Name: Southern Swamp Cicada, Southern Dusky-Winged Cicada
- Synonym/Former Name: Tibicen tibicen australis
- What: June-September
- Where it is found: AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA
- Maps: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico [PDF]
- Description: Green (emphasis on the green), black and brown. Some white pruniosis along sides. Patterns of coloration easy to see on mesonotum.
- Eye Color: black or dark green
- Pronotal Collar Color: varies, but usually all green
- Identification: Bug Guide
- Identification: iNaturalist
- Taxonomic Information: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
- Song: Insect Singers
Species: Neotibicen tibicen
Sub-Species: Neotibicen tibicen australis (Davis, 1912)
Sub-Species: Neotibicen tibicen tibicen (Linnaeus, 1758)
Notes from Davis 1918, MISSISSIPPI CICADAS, WITH A KEY TO THE SPECIES OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED:
Collar all green or nearly so, as well as the pronotum and mesonotum sayi var. australis (Davis).
sayi = Neotibicen tibicen.
The variety australis Davis, which is much greener colored, occurs not uncommonly in parts of Florida and Georgia, and should be found in Mississippi.
Link to Davis 1918.
Notes from Sanborn, Allen F., Phillips, Polly K. & Gilllis, Philip, 2008, The Cicadas of Florida (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae), pp. 1-43 in Zootaxa 1916 on page 13.
The subspecies has a primarily green mesonotum, pronotum and pronotal collar with reduced black markings (fig. 140) instead of the black and fulvous areas on the pronotum and mesonotum (fig. 131)
List of sources
- Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
- Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
- Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
- Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.
- Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.