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December 20, 2022

A video of a Meimuna kuroiwae cicada

Filed under: Japan | Meimuna | News — Dan @ 10:15 pm

Enjoy this video of a Meimuna kuroiwae by saku dainaman2 on YouTube:

November 29, 2018

Meimuna gamameda (Distant, 1902)

Filed under: Dundubiini | Genera Insectorum | Meimuna | Sri Lanka | W. L. Distant — Dan @ 1:01 am

Meimuna gamameda (Distant, 1902) is a cicada found in Sri Lanka.

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Dundubiini
SubTribe: Cosmopsaltriaria
Genus: Meimuna
Species: Meimuna gamameda (Distant, 1902)

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

Characters. — Head (including eyes) about as broad as base of mesonotum, shorter than breadth between eyes, lateral margins obliquely continuous to face or very slightly sinuate; pronotum distinctly shorter than mesonotum, its lateral margins distinctly and generally acutely toothed before middle; abdomen considerably longer than space between apex of head and base of cruciform elevation; tympana covered, tympanal flaps about as long as broad; rostrum reaching the posterior coxae; opercula obliquely divergent, sometimes very short; tegmina and wings hyaline.


  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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