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Neotibicen resh (formerly Tibicen resh; see Hill et al. 2015) is known from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas (U.S.A.) (Sanborn & Phillips 2013) and Mexico (Hill et al. 2015).

These cicadas are found in grassland habitats and western regions of the eastern deciduous forests.The range overlaps the extremes of the ranges of, and fills the gap between, the generally more western N. dorsatus and N. dealbatus and the generally more eastern N. auletes. Sanborn & Phillips (2013) found the species singing in trees, including white ash (Fraxinus americana) and willows (Salix spp.), and in riparian habitats. Neotibicen resh has been associated with oaks (Quercus spp.) in general and blackjack oak (Quercus marilandica Muenchhausen) in particular. A specimen of N. resh from South Carolina was verified by Sanborn & Phillips (2013), but given that this single record is separated from all other specimens by several hundred km, they suggest that this specimen may have been mislabeled.

The song is a fast, harsh drr-drr-drr (Hill et al. 2015)


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