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August 23, 2020

Four new species of cicadas in the Yoyetta abdominalis (Distant) species group

Filed under: Australia | David Emery | L. W. Popple | Yoyetta — Dan @ 12:44 pm

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
Abstract:

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
Year: 2020
Journal: Records of the Australian Museum
Publisher: The Australian Museum
Link: https://journals.australian.museum/popple-2020-rec-aust-mus-724-123147/
More info on Dr. Popple’s website: Restless Firetail, Mt Lofty Firetail, Glade Firetail, and Grampians Firetail.

March 18, 2020

Yoyetta sp. cicada photos by Kees Green

Filed under: Australia | Cicadettini | Kees Green | Yoyetta — Dan @ 5:34 pm

Yoyetta sp. cicada photos by Kees Green. Australia. 2013.

Yoyetta sp by Kees Green
Yoyetta sp by Kees Green

Pauropsalta sp by Kees Green
Yoyetta sp by Kees Green

Formerly tagged these as Pauropsalta sp. Updated on 1/15/2022.

April 22, 2015

Four new cicada species in Australia

Filed under: Cicadettini | David Emery | L. W. Popple | Nathan Emery | Yoyetta — Dan @ 4:38 am

According to Nathan Emery on Twitter, four new species of cicadas belonging to the genus Yoyetta have been described:

  • Y. cumberlandi sp. nov.
  • Y. fluviatilis sp. nov.
  • Y. nigrimontana sp. nov.
  • Y. repetens sp. nov.

See this paper for more information:

Emery, N.J., Emery, D.L., & Popple, L.W. (2015) A redescription of Yoyetta landsboroughi (Distant) and Y. tristrigata (Goding and Froggatt) (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) and description of four new related species. Zootaxa 3948 (3): 301–341.

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