Megatibicen auletes (Germar, 1834)
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Name, Location and Description
- Cicada Name: Megatibicen auletes (Germar, 1834)
- Short Name: M. auletes
- Common Name: Northern Dusk Singing Cicada
- Synonym/Former Name: Tibicen auletes
- When: June-September. Peaks in August.
- Where it is found: AL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, NE, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI
- Maps: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico [PDF]
- Description: The largest North American cicada. Olive green to rusty brown with black, tan and white coloring. Heavy white pruinosis. M on mesonotum typically partially ocluded by pruinosis. Sings at dusk.
- Eye Color: gray / beige
- Pronotal Collar Color: olive or rusty brown
- Bug Guide: http://bugguide.net/node/view/6968
- Subject Matter Expert website: http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/projects/cicada/sp_pages/NA_species/T_auletes.html
- Image: Insect Images
- Taxonomic Information: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
- Bill Reynolds: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/188592
- Cicada Mania Blog Posts: /cicadas/tag/t-auletes/
- Cicada Mania Image Library: Megatibicen auletes (Germar, 1834) 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.