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March 7, 2020

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman, part 4

Filed under: Adam Fleishman,Cacama,Cryptotympanini — Tags: — Dan @ 2:35 pm

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Adam Fleishman has captured some amazing photos of Cacama valvata cicadas. They were taken in Tucson, AZ. Elevation 2,450 ft. See more of Adam’s work at his photography web site: Cometmoth Sight and Sound.

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman, part 3

Filed under: Adam Fleishman,Cacama,Cryptotympanini — Tags: — Dan @ 2:32 pm

View other parts of this set: part 1, part 2, and part 4.

Adam Fleishman has captured some amazing photos of Cacama valvata cicadas. They were taken in Tucson, AZ. Elevation 2,450 ft. See more of Adam’s work at his photography web site: Cometmoth Sight and Sound.

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman, part 2

Filed under: Adam Fleishman,Cacama,Cryptotympanini — Tags: — Dan @ 2:16 pm

View other parts of this set: part 1, part 3, and part 4.

Adam Fleishman has captured some amazing photos of Cacama valvata cicadas. They were taken in Tucson, AZ. Elevation 2,450 ft. See more of Adam’s work at his photography web site: Cometmoth Sight and Sound.

A pair:
Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata male:
Cacama valvata cicada photos by Adam Fleishman

Cacama valvata male:
Cacama valvata male

Cacama valvata male:
Cacama valvata male

Cacama valvata male:
Cacama valvata male

January 4, 2019

Cacama longirostris (Distant, 1881)

Cacama longirostris (Distant, 1881) is a cicada found in Mexico.

Cacama longirostris was formerly known as Proarna longirostris, but its name changed when it moved from the genus Cacama Distant, 1904 to the genus Proarna Stål, 1864.

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
SubFamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
SubTribe: Cryptotympanina
Genus: Cacama
Species: Cacama longirostris (Distant, 1881)

Cacama longirostris (Distant, 1881)
The image says Proarna longirostris, but the newest name of this cicada is Cacama longirostris.

Species description by W. L. Distant:

Closely allied to P. maura [now Cacama maura (Distant, 1881)], Dist., but differs by the greater amount of the ochraceous markings on the pro- and mesonotum, in having a large ochraceous spot on each lateral margin of the abdomen above, and a small spot of the same colour on each side of the anal appendage, in the much smaller black basal area to the tegmina, and the almost absence of the same to the wings. The body beneath, including the legs and opercula, is ochraceous, the abdomen having the lateral margins and anal appendage black. Its principal structural difference is the length of the rostrum, which reaches the apex of the first abdominal segment.

Long. 24 millim., exp. tegm. 71 millim.

References:

  1. The illustration comes from Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Rhynchota. Hemiptera-Homoptera. Vol. 1. By W. L. Distant F.E.S. and The Rev. Canon W. W. Fowler, F.L.S. (1881-1905). Read it on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website.
  2. Species name information comes from Allen Sanborn’s Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).

November 22, 2018

Cacama maura (Distant, 1881)

Cacama maura (Distant, 1881) is a cicada found in Mexico.

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
SubFamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
SubTribe: Cryptotympanina
Genus: Cacama
Species: Cacama maura (Distant, 1881)

Cacama maura (Distant, 1881)

Cacama genus description by W. L. Distant in Genera Insectorum, 1913:

Characters. — Head (including eyes) little more than two thirds the breadth of base of mesonotum, anteriorly depressed, its length only a little more than half the breadth between eyes; pronotum considerably shorter than mesonotum, its lateral margins obliquely sinuate; mesonotum somewhat convexly gibbous; abdomen short, broad, convex above, its length equal to the space between apex of head and base of cruciform elevation, the lateral margins a little angulate at posterior segmental angles; tympana completely covered, lateral margins of the tympanal coverings subparallel to the abdominal margins; rostrum reaching or passing the posterior coxae ; metasternum very large; opercula about half the length of abdomen above, broad, their apical margins convexly rounded, their lateral margins almost straight; tegmina and wings (excepting base) hyaline, the first broad, their greatest width a little less than half their length, apical areas eight in number, the two lowermost small, subquadrangular.

References:

  1. The illustration and genus description comes from the journal Genera Insectorum, and a specific article from 1913 by W. L. Distant titled Homoptera. Fam. Cicadidae, Subfam, Cicadinae. Read it on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website.
  2. Current species name verified using Allen Sanborn’s Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).

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