Florida Cicadas

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The cicada portion of Singing Insects of North America was originally edited by Dr. Thomas E. Moore, Curator, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. As explained in 2019 update, he withdrew from his SINA editorship in September 2014.

Cicadas of northern Florida

List of commonly heard species (with wav files of their songs)

Seasonal occurrence of cicadas in Alachua County, Florida

References

(These have not been updated since Dr. Moore resigned his position in SINA. However, the references below are linked to the PDF files of their full text. They therefore constitute a readily accessible library of most of the literature on North American cicadas through 2001.)

The references below and their PDF files are retained here with the permission of Dr. Moore.

Alexander RD, and TE Moore. 1958. Studies on the acoustical behavior of seventeen-year cicadas. Ohio Journal of Science 38(2): 107–127.(two halftones scanned separately and added at end of file).

Alexander RD, and TE Moore. 1962. The evolutionary relationships of 17-year and 13-year cicadas, and three new species (Homoptera, Cicadidae, Magicicada). Miscellaneous Publications 121, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan. 59 pp.

Beamer RH. 1928. Studies on the biology of Kansas Cicadidae. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 18: 155–263.

Davis WT. 1915a. Notes on some cicadas from the eastern and central United States with a description of a new variety of Cicada pruinosa. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 23: 1–10.

Davis WT. 1915b. New species of cicadas from California and Utah. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 23: 11–21.

Davis WT. 1915c. A new variety of cicada resembling C. dorsata. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 23: 161–164.

Davis WT. 1915d. A new cicada from Arizona. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 23: 239–241.

Davis WT. 1916a. Notes on cicadas from the United States with descriptions of several new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 24: 42–65.

Davis WT. 1916b. Two new cicadas belonging to the genus Okanagana. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 24: 233–236.

Davis WT. 1917a. Two new cicadas from Lower California, Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 25: 6–10.

Davis WT. 1917b. Sonoran cicadas collected by Harry H. Knight, Dr. Joseph Bequaert and others, with descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 25: 203–215.

Davis WT. 1918. Mississippi cicadas, with a key to the species of the southeastern United States. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 26: 141–155.

Davis WT. 1919a. Cicadas of the genus Cacama, with descriptions of several new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 27: 68–79.

Davis WT. 1919b. Cicadas of the genera Okanagana, Tibicinoides and Okanagodes, with descriptions of several new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 27: 179–223.

Davis WT. 1919c. A new cicada of the genus Melampsalta. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 27: 340–341.

Davis WT. 1920. North American cicadas belonging to the genera Platypedia and Melampsalta. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 28: 95–135.

Davis WT. 1921a. Records of cicadas from North America with descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 29: 1–16.

Davis WT. 1921b. An annotated list of the cicadas of Colorado with description of a new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 29: 43–57.

Davis WT. 1922. An annotated list of the cicadas of Virginia with description of a new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 30: 36–52.

Davis WT. 1923. Notes on North American cicadas with descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 31: 1–15.

Davis WT. 1925. Cicada tibicen, a South American species, with records and descriptions of North American cicadas. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 33: 35–51.

Davis WT. 1926. New cicadas from California and Arizona with notes on several other species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 34: 177–196.

Davis WT. 1927. New cicadas from the western United States with notes on several other species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 35: 373–389.

Davis WT. 1928a. The cicadas of Porto Rico with a description of a new genus and species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 36: 29–35.

Davis WT. 1928b. Cicadas belonging to the genus Diceroprocta with descriptions of a new genus and species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 36: 439–457.

Davis WT. 1930. The distribution of cicadas in the United States with descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 38: 53–73.

Davis WT. 1932. Additional records of North American cicadas with descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 40: 241–265.

Davis WT. 1934. New cicadas from North America. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 42: 37–63.

Davis WT. 1935a. New cicadas with notes on North American and West Indian species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 43: 173–199.

Davis WT. 1935b. Six new cicadas from the western United States. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 43: 299–311.

Davis WT. 1936. A remarkable cicada from Mexico and other North American species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 44: 101–123.

Davis WT. 1938. New North American cicadas with notes on described species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 46: 291–311.

Davis WT. 1939a. Cicadas collected in the Cayman Islands by the Oxford University biological expedition of 1938. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 47: 207–213.

Davis WT. 1939b. New cicadas from North America and the West Indies. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 47: 287–302.

Davis WT. 1941. New cicadas from North America with notes. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 49: 85–99.

Davis WT. 1942. Notes on cicadas with descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 50: 169–187.

Davis WT. 1943. Two ways of song communication among our North American cicadas. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 51: 185–190.

Davis WT. 1944. The remarkable distribution of an American cicada: a new genus, and other cicada notes. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 52: 213–223.

Distant WL. 1906. A synonymic catalogue of Homoptera. Part I. Cicadidae. London: Trustees of the British Museum.
      pp. 1–59
      pp. 60–125
      pp. 126–188
      index, pp. 189–207

Drew WA, FL Spangler, and D Molnar. 1974. Oklahoma Cicadidae (Homoptera). Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 54: 90–97.

Froeschner RC. 1952. A synopsis of the Cicadidae of Missouri (Homoptera). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 60: 1–13.

Gossard HA. 1914. The periodical cicada or seventeen-year locust. Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, circular 142: 41–47.

Hyatt, JD. 1896. Cicada septendecim its mouth parts and terminal armor. American Monthly Microscopical Journal 17(2): 45–51.

Marlatt CL. 1907. The periodical cicada. USDA Bureau of Entomology Bulletin 71: 1–181. (plates and certain halftones were scanned as higher quality images and added at the end of the scanned article)
This bulletin was reprinted in 1923 without revision but with slight changes in pagination, which caused the last page to be 183 rather than 181. Title page and table of contents of 1923 printing.

Marshall DC, JR Cooley, RD Alexander, and TE Moore. 1996. New records of Michigan Cicadidae (Homoptera), with notes on the use of songs to monitor range changes. Great Lakes Entomologist 29: 165–169.

Moore TE. 1966. The cicadas of Michigan (Homoptera: Cicadidae). Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 51: 75–96.

Moore TE. 1993. Acoustic signals and speciation in cicadas (Insecta: Homoptera: Cicadidae). In: Lees DR, Edwards D, editors. Evolutionary patterns and processes. Linnean Society Symposium Series no. 14. London: Academic Press. p. 269–284.

Myers JG. 1929. Insect singers: a natural history of the cicada. London: George Routledge and Sons.
      Front matter, table of contents, list of illustrations, pp. i–xix.
      Chapters 1–3: Introduction, cicadas in mythology, art, and literature, pp. 1–39.
      Chapters 4–6: Internal and external structures, sound organs, pp. 40–79.
      Chapters 7–11: Classification, evolution, life histories, distribution, pp. 80–146.
      Chapters 12–17: Relations of cicadas with plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, humans, pp. 147–194.
      Chapters 18–21: Cicada sensations, behavior, song patterns, and collection/preservation, pp. 195–236.
      Bibliography, pp. 237–285.
      Index, pp. 287–304.
     Plates 1–7.

Snodgrass RE. 1921. The seventeen-year locust. In: Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for 1919. Publ. 2607. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, p. 381–409.

Van Duzee EP. 1915. A preliminary review of the West Coast Cicadidae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 23: 21–44.

Van Duzee EP. 1916. Family Cicadidae. In: Van Duzee, EP. Check list of the Hempitera (excepting the Aphididae, Aleurodidae and Coccidae) of America, north of Mexico. New York: New York Entomological Society, p. 55–57.

Woodworth, CW. 1888. Synopsis of North American Cicadidae. Psyche 5: 67–68.

Wootton, R. 1971. The evolution of Cicadoidea (Homoptera). Proceedings, XIII International Congress of Enomology, Moscow (1968) 1: 318–319. [1639 KB]