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Cicadinae - translucent cicadas Tettigarctinae - Australian hairy cicadas *
Platypediinae - crepitating cicadas Tibiceninae - concealed-timbal cicadas
Tettigadinae - stridulating cicadas* Tibicininae - exposed-tymbal cicadas

Checklist of Cicadas North of Mexico

There is little agreement on subfamilial cicada names or on assignment of genera to subfamilies. Because this list includes representatives of the six commonly accepted subfamilies of cicadas and examples of their songs, it has two subfamilies and several species that are not North American.

*Not North American.

References to original descriptions.

Subfamily Cicadinae - translucent cicadas (world-wide) 
*Borencona aguadilla Davis 1928b (31) - Puerto Rican montane cicada SONG 
*Cicada orni Linnaeus 1758a (436) - SONG 
Neocicada chisos Davis 1916a (62) - southwestern spotted-wing cicada  
Neocicada hieroglyphica (Say 1830a) (235) - hieroglyphic cicada SONG  
Neocicada hieroglyphica var. johannis (Walker 1850a) (149) - SONG
Quesada gigas (Olivier 1790b) (750) - giant whining dusk cicada

Subfamily Platypediinae - crepitating cicadas (western North America)  
Neoplatypedia - wing-banging cicadas
Neoplatypedia affinis Davis 1939b (301)
Neoplatypedia ampliata (Van Duzee 1915a) (29) - SONG
Neoplatypedia constricta Davis 1920a (123) - SONG
Neoplatypedia n.sp. nr. constricta -
Platypedia - wing-tapping cicadas
Platypedia aperta VanDuzee 1915a (24)
Platypedia areolata areolata (Uhler 1861b) (285) - SONG
Platypedia areolata intermedia VanDuzee 1915a (24)
Platypedia balli Davis 1936a (118) - SONG?
Platypedia barbata Davis 1920a (120) - SONG?
Platypedia bernardinoensis Davis 1932a (259)
Platypedia falcata Davis 1920a (113)
Platypedia laticapitata Davis 1921a (14)
Platypedia latipennis Davis 1921b (54) - SONG
Platypedia mariposa Davis 1935b (307) - SONG
Platypedia middlekauffi Simons 1953a (193)
Platypedia minor Uhler 1888b (81) - SONG
Platypedia mohavensis Davis 1920a (100) - SONG
Platypedia mohavensis rufescens Davis 1932a (258)
Platypedia putnami keddiensis Davis 1920a (108)
Platypedia putnami lutea Davis 1920a (106)
Platypedia putnami occidentalis Davis 1920a (106) - SONG
Platypedia putnami putnami (Uhler 1877a) (455)
Platypedia rufipes angustipennis Davis1932a (260) - SONG
Platypedia rufipes rufipes Davis 1920a (101)
Platypedia scotti Davis 1935b (308)
Platypedia similis Davis 1920a (112)
Platypedia sylvesteri Simons 1953a (193)
Platypedia tomentosa Davis 1942b (182)
Platypedia usingeri Simons 1953a (192) - SONG?
Platypedia vanduzeei Davis 1920a (115)


Subfamily *Tettigadinae - stridulating cicadas (western South America)
*Psephenotettix sarcinatrix (Torres 1944) (469) - SONG

Subfamily *Tettigarctinae - Australian hairy cicadas (Australia & Tasmania)
*Tettigarcta crinita Distant 1883b (188) - SONG

Subfamily Tibiceninae - concealed-timbal cicadas (world-wide)
Beameria venosa (Uhler 1888b) (82) - SONG
Beameria wheeleri Davis 1934a (49) - SONG?
Cacama californica Davis 1919c (75) - SONG?
Cacama carbonaria Davis 1919c (76) - SONG
Cacama crepitans (Van Duzee 1914a) (45) - SONG
Cacama dissimilis [new name davisi Moore, ms] - [SONG, later]
Cacama dissimilis (Distant 1881a) (10) [new application of name, ms, Moore] - SONG
*Cacama maura Distant 1881a (13) - SONG
Cacama valvata (Uhler 1888b) (84) - SONG
Cacama variegata Davis 1919c (73) - SONG
Cornuplura nigroalbata (Davis 1936a) (104) - SONG
Diceroprocta apache Davis1921a (3) - SONG
Diceroprocta apache ochroleuca Davis 1942b (174)
Diceroprocta arizona (Davis 1916a) (51) - SONG ?
Diceroprocta averyi Davis 1941a (93) - SONG
Diceroprocta azteca (Kirkaldy 1881a) (8) - SONG
Diceroprocta bequaerti (Davis 1917b) (210) - SONG
Diceroprocta biconica (Walker 1850a) (120) - SONG
Diceroprocta bibbyi Davis 1928a (453)
Diceroprocta canescens Davis 1935a (179) - SONG ?
Diceroprocta cinctifera cinctifera (Uhler 1892a) (156) - SONG
Diceroprocta cinctifera limpia Davis 1932a (246) - SONG ?
Diceroprocta cinctifera viridicosta Davis 1930a (60) - SONG ?
Diceroprocta delicata aurantiaca Davis 1938a (300) - SONG ?
Diceroprocta delicata delicata (Osborn 1906b) (498) - SONG
Diceroprocta eugraphica (Davis 1916a) (52) - SONG
Diceroprocta knighti Davis (1917b) (208)
Diceroprocta marevagans Davis 1928 (446) - SONG?
Diceroprocta olympusa (Walker 1850a) (101) - SONG
Diceroprocta semicincta nigricans Davis 1942b (175) - SONG?
Diceroprocta semicincta semicincta (Davis 1925a) (41) - SONG
Diceroprocta swalei davisi Metcalf 1963a (201) [replaces castanea (Davis 1916a) (49)] - SONG?
Diceroprocta swalei swalei (Distant 1904d) (427) - SONG
Diceroprocta texana lata Davis 1941a (91) - SONG?
Diceroprocta texana texana (Davis 1916a) (54) - SONG
Diceroprocta viridifascia (Walker 1850a) (121) - SONG
Diceroprocta vitripennis (Say 1830a) (236) - green-winged cicada SONG
Melampsalta - little grassland cicadas
Melampsalta calliope (Walker 1850a) (212) - SONG
Melampsalta camerona Davis 1920a (134)
Melampsalta floridensis Davis 1920a (131) - SONG
Melampsalta kansa Davis 1919b (340) - SONG?
Melampsalta texana Davis 1936a (105)
Pacarina puella Davis 1923a (11) - little mesquite cicada SONG
*Proarna hilaris (Germar 1834a) (69) - Puerto Rican lowland cicada SONG
Tibicen auletes (Germar 1834a) (65) - northern dusk-singing cicada SONG
*Tibicen bermudiana (Verrill 1902a) (736) - Bermuda cicada SONG
Tibicen bifida (Davis 1916a) (47) SONG
Tibicen bifida simplex Davis 1941a (48)
Tibicen canicularis (Harris 1841a) (175) [=aurifera (Say 1825a) (332)] - Dog-Day Cicada SONG
Tibicen chiricahua Davis 1923a (8) SONG
Tibicen chisosensis Davis 1934a (37)
Tibicen chloromera australis Davis (1912c) (261) - dusky-winged swamp cicada SONG
Tibicen chloromera chloromera (Walker 1850a) (43) - swamp cicada SONG
Tibicen cultriformis (Davis 1915d) (239) - southwestern giant floodplain cicada SONG
Tibicen davisi davisi (Smith & Grossbeck 1907a) (121) Davis' southeastern dog-day cicada SONG
Tibicen davisi harnedi Davis 1918a (146) SONG?
Tibicen dorsata (Say 1825a) (331) - giant grassland cicada SONG
Tibicen duryi Davis 1917b (206) - SONG?
Tibicen figurata (Walker 1858b) (19) - fall southeastern dusk-singing cicada SONG
Tibicen inauditus Davis 1917b (204) - SONG
Tibicen linnei (Smith & Grossbeck 1907a) (121) - Linne's Cicada SONG
Tibicen longiopercula Davis 1926a (179)
Tibicen lyricen engelhardti (Davis 1910a) (458) - dark lyric cicada SONG
Tibicen lyricen lyricen (DeGeer 1773a) (212) [=fulvula (Osborn 1906a) (322)] - lyric cicada
Tibicen lyricen virescens Davis 1935a (175) - coastal lyric cicada SONG
Tibicen marginalis marginalis (Walker 1852a) (1128) [including dealbata (Davis 1915c) (162)] -
Tibicen marginalis pronotalis Davis 1938a (292) - SONG?
Tibicen montezuma (Distant 1881a) (8)
Tibicen parallela Davis 1923a (10) - SONG
*Tibicen plebeja (Scopoli 1763a) (117) - SONG
Tibicen pruinosa fulva Beamer 1924a (201)
Tibicen pruinosa latifasciata (Davis 1915a) (8) - SONG
Tibicen pruinosa pruinosa (Say 1825a) (330) - SONG
Tibicen pruinosa winnemanna (Davis 1912b) (3) - SONG
Tibicen resh (Haldeman1852a) (369) -
Tibicen resonans (Walker 1850a) (106) - SONG
Tibicen robinsoniana Davis1922a (41) -
Tibicen similaris (Smith & Grossbeck 1907a) (125) -
Tibicen superba (Fitch 1855a) (745) - large green southwestern cicada SONG
Tibicen tigrina Davis 1927a (374) -
Tibicen townsendi (Uhler 1905a) (74) - SONG

Subfamily Tibicininae - exposed-timbal cicadas (world-wide)
Clidophleps - american stridulating cicadas
Clidophleps beameri Davis 1936a (116)
Clidophleps blaisdelli (Uhler 1892a) (163) - SONG?
Clidophleps distanti distanti (Van Duzee 1914a) (47) - SONG
Clidophleps distanti pallidus (Van Duzee 1914a) (47)
Clidophleps distanti truncata (Van Duzee 1914a) (47)
Clidophleps tenuis Davis 1927a (382)
Clidophleps vagans Davis 1925a (48)
Clidophleps wrighti Davis 1926a (188) - SONG?
Magicicada - periodical cicadas
Magicicada cassini (Fisher 1851a) (272) - Cassin's 17-year cicada SONG
Magicicada septendecim (Linnaeus 1758a) (436) - Linnaeus' 17-year cicada SONG
Magicicada septendecula Alexander & Moore 1962 (9) - little 17-year cicada SONG
Magicicada neotredecim Marshall & Cooley 2000 (1325) - ?? cryptic 13-year cicada SONG??
Magicicada tredecassini Alexander & Moore 1962 (10) - Cassin's 13-year cicada SONG
Magicicada tredecim (Walsh & Riley 1868a) (63) - Riley's 13-year cicada SONG
Magicicada tredecula Alexander & Moore 1962 (10) - little 13-year cicada SONG
Okanagana alibasalis Wymore 1934b (167) - SONG
Okanagana annulata Davis 1935b (304)
Okanagana arboraria Wymore 1934b (166) - SONG
Okanagana arctostaphylae Van Duzee 1915a (34) - clear-winged red manzanita cicada SONG?
Okanagana aurora Davis 1936a (107)
Okanagana balli Davis 1919a (211) - short-grass prairie cicada SONG
Okanagana bella bella Davis 1919a (198) - SONG
Okanagana bella rubrocaudata Davis 1925a (46) - SONG?
Okanagana canadensis (Provancher 1889a) (211) - Canadian cicada
Okanagana canescens Van Duzee 1915a (26)
Okanagana cruentata (Uhler 1892a) (161)
Okanagana davisi Simons 1953a (191)
Okanagana ferrugomaculata Davis 1936a (110) - SONG
Okanagana formosa Davis 1926a (181)
Okanagana fratercula Davis 1915b (20)
Okanagana fumipennis Davis 1932a (251) - SONG?
Okanagana gibbera Davis 1927a (377)
Okanagana hirsuta Davis 1915b (13)
Okanagana hirsuta catalina Davis 1936a (114)
Okanagana lurida Davis 1919a (192)
Okanagana luteobasalis Davis 1935b (302) - SONG
Okanagana magnifica Davis 1919a (189) - SONG
Okanagana mariposa mariposa Davis 1915b (12) - SONG
Okanagana mariposa oregonensis Davis 1939b (300)
Okanagana napa Davis 1919a (194) - SONG
Okanagana nigriviridis Davis 1921a (9) - black and green cicada
Okanagana nigrodorsata Davis 1923a (13) - SONG?
Okanagana occidentalis (Walker 1866a) (428) - SONG
Okanagana opacipennis Davis 1926a (186) - red-winged manzanita cicada SONG ?
Okanagana oregona Davis 1916b (233) - SONG
Okanagana ornata Van Duzee 1915a (26)
Okanagana pallidula nigra Davis 1938a (308) - SONG?
Okanagana pallidula pallidula Davis 1917b (213) - SONG
Okanagana rimosa ohioensis Davis 1942b (181) - SONG
Okanagana rimosa rimosa (Say 1830a) (235) [=noveboracensis Emmons (1854a) (152)] - Say's cicada
Okanagana rotundifrons Davis 1916b (235)
Okanagana rubrovenosa rubida Davis 1936a (113) - SONG?
Okanagana rubrovenosa rubrovenosa Davis 1915b (11) - red-veined black manzanita cicada SONG
Okanagana schaefferi Davis 1915b (19)
Okanagana simulata Davis 1921a (12) - SONG
Okanagana sperata Van Duzee 1935a (25)
Okanagana striatipes beameri Davis 1930a (68) - SONG ?
Okanagana striatipes striatipes (Haldeman 1852a) (369) - SONG
Okanagana sugdeni Davis 1938a (306)
Okanagana synodica nigra Davis 1944a (220) - SONG ?
Okanagana synodica synodica (Say 1825a) (334) - SONG
Okanagana tanneri Davis 1930a (64) - SONG
Okanagana triangulata Davis 1915b (14)
Okanagana tristis rubrobasalis Davis 1926a (184) - SONG ?
Okanagana tristis tristis Van Duzee 1915a (26) - SONG
Okanagana uncinata VanDuzee 1915a (27) - SONG
Okanagana utahensis Davis 1919a (216) - SONG
Okanagana vanduzeei consobrina Distant 1914h (165) - SONG
Okanagana vanduzeei vanduzeei Distant 1914h (165) [includes californica Distant 1914h (166)] - SONG
Okanagana vandykei Van Duzee 1915a (26)
Okanagana venusta Davis 1935b (299)
Okanagana villosa Davis 1941a (95)
Okanagana viridis Davis 1918a (153) - cotton-green Cicada SONG
Okanagana wymorei Davis 1935b (305)
Okanagana yakimaensis Davis 1939b (299)
Okanagodes gracilis gracilis Davis 1919a (221) - SONG
Okanagodes gracilis pallida Davis 1932a (256) - SONG ?
Okanagodes gracilis viridis Davis 1934a (57) - SONG ?
Okanagodes terlingua Davis 1932a (257) - SONG
*Tibicina haematodes (Scopoli 1763a) (118) - SONG
Tibicinoides cupreosparsa (Uhler 1889a) (43) - SONG
Tibicinoides hesperia (Uhler 1876a) (342) - SONG
Tibicinoides mercedita (Davis 1915b) (16) - SONG
Tibicinoides minuta (Davis 1915b) (17) - SONG?

References
The original descriptions of the species listed above can be found in the following chronologically listed publications. (The number in parenthesis after the author and year of the description of each species is the number of the first page of the description.)

Metcalf, Z.P., 1962a, A bibliography of the Cicadoidea (Homoptera: Auchenorhyncha), North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Raleigh,Paper No. 1373, iv+229 pages;

Metcalf, Z.P., 1963a, General catalogue of the Homoptera, Fascicle VIII, Cicadoidea,Part 1, Cicadidae, Section I, Tibiceninae, North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Raleigh, Paper No. 1502, pages i-vii+1-585;

Metcalf, Z.P., 1963b, Part 1, Cicadidae, Section II, Gaeaninae and Cicadinae, Paper No. 1502, pages [586]-919;

Metcalf, Z.P., 1963c, Part 2, Tibicinidae, Paper No. 1504,vi+492 pages.

Wade, V., 1964a, General catalogue of the Homoptera, Fascicle VIII, Cicadoidea, Species Index, North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Raleigh, Paper No. 1790, 26 pages.

Alexander, R.D., and T.E. Moore, 1962, The evolutionary relationships of 17-year and 13-year cicadas, and three new species (Homoptera, Cicadidae, Magicicada), Miscellaneous Publications of the Museum of Zoology of the University of Michigan, No. 121, 59 pages.

Marshall, D.C., and J.R. Cooley, 2000, Reproductive character displacement and speciation in periodical cicadas, with description of a new species, 13-year Magicicada neotredecim, Evolution 54: 1313-1325.