Megatibicen pronotalis

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Megatibicen pronotalis
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Cicadidae
Genus: Megatibicen
M. pronotalis
Binomial name
Megatibicen pronotalis
(Davis & W.T., 1938)

Megatibicen pronotalis, or Walker's cicada, is a species of cicada in the family Cicadidae.[1][2][3] It is found in the northern Great Plains of the United States.[4]

Walker's cicada, Megatibicen pronotalis


M. pronotalis is often associated with riparian Populus and Salix.[5] It is reportedly among the loudest insects in the world.[6]


  1. ^ "Megatibicen pronotalis species details". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  2. ^ "Megatibicen pronotalis". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  3. ^ "Megatibicen pronotalis Species Information". Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  4. ^ Sanborn, A.F.; Phillips, P.K. (2013). "Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico" (PDF). Diversity. 5: 166–239.
  5. ^ "Megatibicen pronotalis Comments". Cicadas of the United States and Canada East of the 100th Meridian. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  6. ^ "Earth - The loudest insect in the world". BBC. Retrieved 2020-04-04.

Further reading[edit]

  • Arnett, Ross H. Jr. (2000). American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico (2nd ed.). CRC Press. ISBN 0-8493-0212-9.
  • Sanborn, Allen F. (2009). "Checklist, new species and key to the cicadas of Cuba (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea, Cicadidae)". Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. 56 (1): 85–92. ISSN 0012-0073.
  • Sanborn, Allen F. (2007). "New species, new records and checklist of cicadas from Mexico (Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha: Cicadidae)". Zootaxa (1651): 1–42. ISSN 1175-5334.
  • Van Duzee, E.P. (1915). "A preliminary review of the West coast Cicadidae". Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 23 (1): 21–44.

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