Thermoregulation and activity patterns of two syntopic cicadas, Tibicen chiricahua and T. duryi (Homoptera: Cicadidae), in central New Mexico

@article{Hastings1991ThermoregulationAA,
  title={Thermoregulation and activity patterns of two syntopic cicadas, Tibicen chiricahua and T. duryi (Homoptera: Cicadidae), in central New Mexico},
  author={J. M. Hastings and Eric C Toolson},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1991},
  volume={85},
  pages={513-520}
}
Tibicen chiricahua and T. duryi are cicada species that are active as adults early each summer in central New Mexico, and are often syntopic in pinyon-juniper woodlands. Both species regulate thoracic temperature (Tth) within fairly narrow limits by utilizing behavioral mechanisms and evaporative cooling. However, syntopic populations of these two species were found to regulate at different Tth despite having synchronous annual and daily activity periods; overall mean Tth of T. chiricahua was 3… CONTINUE READING