Four new cicadas described in Australia! Here are the details:
Paper: Four new species of cicadas in the Yoyetta abdominalis (Distant) species group (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadettinae) from southeastern Australia
Four new species are added to the Yoyetta abdominalis (Distant) species group: Y. douglasi sp. nov., Y. enigmatica sp. nov., Y. loftyensis sp. nov. and Y. ngarabal sp. nov. Calling song descriptions and morphological descriptions are provided for each species. An updated key to male specimens is also provided for the species group.
Author: Lindsay W. Popple; David L. Emery
Journal: Records of the Australian Museum
Publisher: The Australian Museum
More info on Dr. Popple’s website: Restless Firetail, Mt Lofty Firetail, Glade Firetail, and Grampians Firetail.
Here is a snapshot of one of the newly described Australian #cicadas, Yoyetta enigmatica. An elusive beast that calls mainly in flight at altitudes above 800m, from border of Queensland/New South Wales south to Hunter region. https://t.co/MPnUlkDFso pic.twitter.com/9bjyVr7a1W
— Lindsay Popple (@_DrPop_) August 15, 2020