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Sanborn A.F.,Barry University | Phillips P.K.,17446 SW 33rd Court
Annals of the Entomological Society of America | Year: 2010

The Diceroprocta texana species complex is currently composed of Diceroprocta texana texana (Davis, 1916) and Diceroprocta texana lata Davis, 1941. We analyzed physiological, morphological, and biogeography to determine whether these taxa in fact represent two distinct species rather than subspecies. There are statistically significant differences in morphological, acoustic, and thermal parameters as well as the biogeographic patterns of the two taxa. From these data, we suggest that the two taxa actually represent two species and that D. texana lata be elevated to species full species rank with the name Diceroprocta lata Davis, 1941 n. stat. We provide the first records of D. lata collected in the United States. © 2010 Entomological Society of America.


Sanborn A.F.,Barry University | Phillips P.K.,17446 SW 33rd Court
Annals of the Entomological Society of America | Year: 2012

Cornuplura nigroalbata (Davis, 1936) is a rarely collected cicada species represented by some 20 specimens deposited in institutional collections. We almost doubled the number of previously collected specimens and provide information on the acoustic behavior, ecology, distribution, and morphology of the species. The Arizona population studied appears to be the northernmost extension of the population and specimens are restricted to Santa Cruz and Cochise Counties in Arizona. The species is associated with the Sonoran desert vegetation. Males call primarily in the morning from desert oaks and mesquite with a preference for ocotillo at the beginning of the calling period. The song is an amplitude modulated call with dominant frequency of ≈6.5 kHz. We illustrate the genitalia and opercula of both males and females of the species for the first time. © 2012 Entomological Society of America. © 2012 Entomological Society of America.


Sanborn A.F.,Barry University | Heath M.S.,104 Hummingbird Cirle | Phillips P.K.,17446 SW 33rd Court | Heath J.E.,104 Hummingbird Cirle
Zootaxa | Year: 2011

The cicada genus Cacama Distant is redescribed. The species C. collinaplaga Sanborn & M. Heath sp. n., C. moorei Sanborn & M. Heath sp. n., and C. pygmaea Sanborn sp. n. are described as new. A key to the 12 known species of Cacama is provided. The distributions of the new Cacama species are also illustrated. Copyright © 2011 Magnolia Press.


Sanborn A.F.,Barry University | Heath M.S.,104 Hummingbird Circle | Phillips P.K.,17446 SW 33rd Court | Heath J.E.,104 Hummingbird Circle
Journal of Natural History | Year: 2011

Cicadas of the genus Beameria Davis are small, grass dwelling species found across much of western North America. We provide the first detailed description of the genus and describe the new species Beameria ansercollis sp. nov. Sanborn and M. Heath with this work. The morphology, biogeography, song parameters and thermal tolerances of the new and known species of Beameria are described and comparisons between the species are made. There are significant statistical differences in morphology, song parameters and thermal tolerances between the species of the genus. The biogeography of all species is illustrated. A key to the species of Beameria is provided. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.


Sanborn A.F.,Barry University | Phillips P.K.,17446 SW 33rd Court
Southwestern Naturalist | Year: 2011

The Tibicen bifidus species complex is composed of T. b. bifidus (Davis, 1916) and T. b. simplex Davis, 1941. We analyzed biogeographical, morphological, and physiological parameters to determine if these taxa represent two species. There are significant differences in biogeography, as well as selection of host-plant and several morphological characteristics. Comparisons of their calling songs approach statistical significance. Sound-pressure level of alarm calls and thermal responses of the two taxa do not differ significantly. Our data suggest that the two taxa represent distinct species.

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