Depicts Live specimen, an Observation.
Depicts Live specimen, an Observation.

Descendants and synonyms

Nomenclature (1)

  • Cicada calliope Walker, 1850a: 212.

    Holotype; male; afcd4c6f-ef50-495a-b6d5-b4953278b4d9; deposited at: Natural History Museum, London (NHMUK); U.S.A.: Warm Springs, North Carolina

Gender, form, and etymology


after Calliope (Greek: Καλλιόπη, "beautiful-voiced"), in Greek mythology, one of the nine Muses, the daughters of Mnemosyne, fathered by Zeus, the muse of epic poetry

Nomenclature references (2)

  • Sanborn, A.F. & Heath, M.S. (2017) The Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae) of North America North of Mexico, Second Edition. Entomological Society of America, Annapolis, MD, x + 302 pp.
  • Walker, F.A. (1850a) List of the specimens of homopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. London: Edward Newman, Vol. 1, 1–260. pl. 1–2.


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