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Tibicen auletes Recorded in Connecticut!

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Tibicen auletes Recorded in Connecticut!

Tibicen auletes in Connecticut

For those who are interested, below is a sound recording and probably for the first time ever I might add is the calling song of male Tibicen auletes cicadas. While this species is not rare in the south-eastern part of the country, it is extremely rare here in New England.

Like myself where I witnessed and recorded Tibicen chloromera Tibicen tibicen calling song in my yard here in Massachusetts, my friend and partner-in-crime Mike Neckermann recorded this gem in Connecticut. Mike and I have been studying the distribution of Tibicen chloromera Tibicen tibicen in Connecticut for the last few years and we are collaborating together on writing a paper. You can read more about Mike and the survey work we performed last year. Look to the left for "Tibicen chloromera Tibicen tibicen in Connecticut" in the section.

Tibicen auletes calling song.For fear of being scooped, I am unwilling to reveal the location of this sound recording in Connecticut but suffice it to say it is genuine. Click the thumbnail to the left to hear and see the movie.

Mike indicated that he was told by a colleague that he should be able to find T. auletes in this area because a dead specimen was taken a few years back but no one has ever recorded T. auletes in Connecticut. Congratulations Mike! You know that I'm going to have to visit this area right? I smell another away mission coming.

Date Posted: 2006-08-03 Comments: (0) Show CommentsHide Comments


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