Tibicen figuratus (Walker)

Sanborn, Allen F., Phillips, Polly K. & Gilllis, Philip, 2008, The Cicadas of Florida (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae), Zootaxa 1916, pp. 1-43: 8

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.274559

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scientific name

Tibicen figuratus (Walker)
status

 

Tibicen figuratus (Walker)  (Figs. 15, 52–60)

Fidicina figurata Walker 1858: 19  . Type locality: unknown. The collection locality for the holotype female was unknown to Walker. Holotype is in the Natural History Museum, London.

Adults first emerge in late-July and can be heard singing until mid-October. There is one record of a specimen collected in Pompano (Broward Co.) on 5 December. This date is almost two months past other collection dates so it is considered unlikely. The most common collection dates are between mid-August and mid-September. No analysis of the song has been published but it is probably similar to T. auletes  and T. resonans  as all the large species of Tibicen  in the U.S. have similar songs (personal observation).

There are records of Tibicen figuratus  from 14 Florida counties: Alachua, Bay, Brevard, Broward, Dade, Franklin, Hillsborough, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Nassau, Palm Beach, and Walton (Fig. 15). The distribution of T. figuratus  is primarily in the forested areas of the Southeastern Plains and Southern Coastal Plains ecoregions without records from the Everglades. There are additional records from the Miami Ridge/ Atlantic Coastal Strip of the Southern Florida Coastal Plain ecoregion.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Genus

Tibicen

Loc

Tibicen figuratus (Walker)

Sanborn, Allen F., Phillips, Polly K. & Gilllis, Philip 2008

2008
Loc

Fidicina figurata

Walker 1858: 19