Magicicada tredecim

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Magicicada tredecim
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Cicadidae
Genus: Magicicada
Species: M. tredecim
Binomial name
Magicicada tredecim
(Walsh and Riley, 1868)

Magicicada tredecim is a 13-year species of periodical cicada, closely related to the newly discovered 13-year species Magicicada neotredecim, from which it differs in its in male song pitch, female song pitch preferences, abdomen color, and mitochondrial DNA.[1][2] Both M. tredecim and M. neotredecim are closely related to the 17-year species M. septendecim, which was identified by Linnaeus in 1758; these three species are often grouped together under the name decim periodical cicadas.

Description[edit]

Like other species included in its genus, M. tredicim has reddish eyes and wing veins. Its dorsal thorax is black.[3] The underside of the abdomen of M. tredecim is light orange or caramel colored, lacking the dark bands seen in M. neotredicim and M. septendecim.[4]

Habitat, distribution, and cicada "broods"[edit]

Magicicada species occur across the southeastern United States. M. tredecim was the first to be described of the four species with a 13-year lifecycle. It has been observed in all of the three extant broods of 13-year cicadas: Brood XIX, Brood XXII, and Brood XXIII.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Periodical Cicada Page". University of Michigan. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Magicicada neotredecim Marshall and Cooley 2000". National Geographic Society. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Alexander, Richard D; Thomas E. Moore (1962). "The Evolutionary Relationships of 17-Year and 13-Year Cicadas, and Three New Species (Homoptera, Cicadidae, Magicicada)" (PDF). U Michigan Museum of Zoology. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Magicicada tredecim (Walsh and Riley 1868)". National Geographic Society. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 

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