Living With Neotibicen

Cicada in the genus Neotibicen

Indiana, August, and the dog day cicadas rule the airwaves. Their songs fill the night air and drown much of the street noise. DNA analysis* has recently been applied to the dog day cicadas in the genus Tibicen. Not surprisingly, the European species of Tibicen have marked differences from the North American species. The DNA evidence is clear and helps clarify some of the morphological, behavioral and singing characteristics within the group. Since the…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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