Megatibicen dealbatus (Davis, 1915)
Photo credit: from the collection of Bill Reynolds
Song type: Call
Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: M. dealbatus
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Name, Location and Description
- Cicada Name: Megatibicen dealbatus (Davis, 1915)
- Short Name: M. dealbatus
- Common Name: Plains Cicada
- Synonym/Former Name: Tibicen dealbatus
- When: June-October. Peaks in August.
- Where it is found: CO, IA, KS, MT, NE, NM, ND, OK, SD, TX, WY
- Maps: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico [PDF]
- Description: Primarily either orange/rust or pea green, brown, black with heavy pruninosity which forms distinct markings on dorsal side of body. Dorsal side has two black stripes framed by three areas of pruinosity. Sounds like N. pronotalis.
- Eye Color: beige
- Pronotal Collar Color: light orange or olive
- Bug Guide: http://bugguide.net/node/view/145326
- Type Specimen Details: The American Museum of Natural Species
- Image: Insect Images
- Taxonomic Information: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
- Cicada Mania Blog Posts: /cicadas/tag/t-dealbatus/
- Cicada Mania Image Library: Megatibicen dealbatus (Davis, 1915) images
- Song: http://www.insectsingers.com/100th_meridian_cicadas/index.html
- Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.
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.