Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Diversity and distribution of the cicadas of Florida (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)

Philip Gillis, GillisP@bucmail.barry.edu1, Allen Sanborn, asanborn@mail.barry.edu1, and Polly Phillips, Polly.Phillips@fiu.edu2. (1) Barry University, School of Natural & Health Sciences, 11300 NE Second Avenue, Miami Shores, FL, (2) Florida International University, Department of Biological Sciences, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami Shores, FL

The diversity and biogeography of the cicadas of Florida is presented. We have collected data from more than 100 insitutional collections as well as personal collecting and literature locations to determine the extant species and their distribution in Florida.

Species 1: Hemiptera Cicadidae Tibicen chloromerus
Species 2: Hemiptera Cicadidae Diceroprocta olympusa
Species 3: Hemiptera Cicadidae Neocicada hieroglyphica