Neotibicen latifasciatus (Davis, 1915)
Photo credit: from the collection of Bill Reynolds
Song type: Call
Source: ©Insect Singers | Species: N. latifasciatus
Name, Location and Description
- Cicada Name: Neotibicen latifasciatus (Davis, 1915)
- Short Name: N. latifasciatus
- Common Name: Coastal Scissor(s) Grinder Cicada
- Synonym/Former Name: Tibicen latifasciatus
- When: August-October. Peaks in September.
- Where it is found: FL, MD, NJ, NC, VA
- Maps: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico [PDF]
- Description: If the cicada has a white X on its back, it is a latifasciatus. Repetitive, rhythmic, call like someone repeatedly running a scissor over a grinding wheel.
- Eye Color: brown
- Pronotal Collar Color: brown or green
- Bug Guide: http://bugguide.net/node/view/256195
- Subject Matter Expert website: http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/projects/cicada/sp_pages/NA_species/T_latif.html
- Taxonomic Information: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
- Bill Reynolds: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/224468
- 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.