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Neotibicen auriferus (formerly Tibicen auriferus; see Hill et al. 2015); is known from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas (U.S.A.). This is a species of the central plains grasslands whose host plants are various grasses, shrubs, and small trees. It has been associated with grassy areas with shrubs including the prairie grass Panicum virgatum L., wood grass (Sorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash) and sumac (Rhus glabra L.). These cicadas are similar to N. davisi. The song is a brassy whine.  (Sanborn & Phillips 2013; Hill et al. 2015).


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