Translator Disclaimer
1 September 2011 Elevation of a Subspecies of tibicen (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae) to a Full Species
Allen F. Sanborn, Polly K. Phillips
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

The Tibicen bifidus species complex is composed of T. b. bifidus (Davis, 1916) and T. b. simplex Davis, 1941. We analyzed biogeographical, morphological, and physiological parameters to determine if these taxa represent two species. There are significant differences in biogeography, as well as selection of host-plant and several morphological characteristics. Comparisons of their calling songs approach statistical significance. Sound-pressure level of alarm calls and thermal responses of the two taxa do not differ significantly. Our data suggest that the two taxa represent distinct species.

Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips "Elevation of a Subspecies of tibicen (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae) to a Full Species," The Southwestern Naturalist 56(3), 363-368, (1 September 2011). https://doi.org/10.1894/F09-JC-44.1
Received: 10 April 2010; Accepted: 1 May 2011; Published: 1 September 2011
JOURNAL ARTICLE
6 PAGES


Share
SHARE
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top