Tibicen resonans (Walker)

Sanborn, Allen F., Phillips, Polly K. & Gilllis, Philip, 2008, The Cicadas of Florida (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae), Zootaxa 1916, pp. 1-43: 11

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Tibicen resonans (Walker)
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Tibicen resonans (Walker)  (Figs. 72, 103–111)

Cicada resonans Walker 1850: 106  . Type locality: unknown. The collection locality of the holotype was unknown to Walker. The holotype female is in the Natural History Museum, London.

Adults first emerge in mid-June and can be heard singing until mid-October. The most common collection dates are in August and early September. The song is similar to the song of T. auletes  with the sound pulses being shorter in duration and the main song frequency being higher in T. resonans ( Alexander 1956)  . A songram of the call can be found in Alexander (1956; 1960). We have observed T. resonans  singing only at dawn and dusk in the panhandle. The coloration pattern along with their preference for singing high in pine trees when light levels are low makes the species difficult to collect.

The distribution of T. resonans  in Florida is similar to T. figuratus  being found in forested areas of the state while being absent from the Everglades (Fig. 72). The species is found in all Florida ecoregions but is limited to the Miami Ridge/Atlantic Coastal Strip in the South Florida Coastal Plain. Davis (1918) reported an association with sandy ridges in Mississippi. It has been reported from several locations across Florida in the following 30 counties: Alachua, Baker, Brevard, Calhoun, Dade, Desoto, Duval, Escambia, Franklin, Gilchrist, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Lake, Liberty, Manatee, Marion, Nassau, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Seminole, St. Lucie, and Volusia.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Genus

Tibicen

Loc

Tibicen resonans (Walker)

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

2008
Loc

Cicada resonans

Walker 1850: 106