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December 28, 2020

Cicada Research Published in 2020

Filed under: Papers and Documents — Dan @ 11:46 pm

2020 was quite a year. In spite of everything going on in the world, plenty of cicada research was published. Around 40 in all.

Below you will find a list organized by month. If I missed any, please email me at cicadamania@gmail.com. Here are the pages for 2019, 2018, and 2017.

December

Title: Cytogenetic characterization of periodical cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Magicicada)
Authors: Gayane Karagyan, Natalia Golub, Teiji Sota
Journal: Eur. J. Entomol. 117: 474-480, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14411/eje.2020.050

Title: Phylogeography of Ryukyu insular cicadas: Extensive vicariance by island isolation vs accidental dispersal by super typhoon
Authors: Soichi Osozawa, Kenichi Kanai, Haruo Fukuda, John Wakabayashi
Journal: bioRxiv
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.10.419127
Notes: Not peer reviewed yet.

November

Title: A new genus and three new species of South African Cicadettini (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadettinae)
Authors: Allen F. Sanborn, Martin H. Villet.
Journal: Zootaxa, Vol 4885, No 4.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4885.4.7

Title: The cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of Ecuador including the description of five new species, a new subtribe, four new synonymies, and fifteen new records
Author: Allen F. Sanborn
Journal: Zootaxa Vol 4880, No 1
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4880.1.1

Title: The cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of Suriname including the description of two new species, five new combinations, and three new records
Author: Allen F. Sanborn
Journal: Zootaxa Vol 4881, No 3
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4881.3

October

Title: A revision of the Australian cicada genus Punia Moulds, 2012 (Cicadidae: Cicadettinae: Cicadettini) with the description of four new species.
Author: M.S. Moulds.
Journal: Zootaxa, Vol 4860, No 1.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4860.1.5

Title: A new species of Okanagana from the Walker Lane region of Nevada and California (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae)
Author: Will Chatfield-Taylor, Jeffrey A. Cole
Journal: Zootaxa, Vol 4868, No 4
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4868.4.3

Title: A New Species of Herrera Distant, 1905 (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae: Cicadettinae: Carinetini) from Panama with New Records for Two Additional Species
Author: Allen F. Sanborn
Journal: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 122(4):907-915 (2020).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.122.4.907

Title: Checklist and provisional atlas of singing cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of Bulgaria, based on bioacoustics
Author: Tomi Trilar, Ilia Gjonov, Matija Gogala
Journal: Biodiversity Data Journal, 8.e54424
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.8.e54424

September

Title: N-Acetyldopamine derivatives from Periostracum Cicadae and their regulatory activities on Th1 and Th17 cell differentiation
Authors: Punam Thapaa, Ye Gua, Yun-Seo Kil, Su Cheol Baek, Ki Hyun Kim, Ah-Reum Han, Eun Kyoung Seo, Hyukjae Choi, Jae-Hoon Chang, Joo-Won Nam
Journal: Bioorganic Chemistry, Volume 102
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioorg.2020.104095

Title: Two new species of Neotropical cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadettinae) from southeastern Brazil
Author: Allen F. Sanborn
Journal: Journal of Insect Biodiversity, Vol 19, No 1
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12976/jib/2020.19.1.3

Title: Predator avoidance leads to separate emergence cycles in the protoperiodical Okanagana magnifica Davis, 1919 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)
Author: Will Chatfield-Taylor
Journal: The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 96(3):135-141 (2020)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3956/2020-96.3.135

Title: Cicadas of Portugal, those musicians which give joy during summer: towards a better knowledge of their Natural History and Conservation
Author: J. A. Quartau
Journal: Naturae Digital, Revista de Cultura Científica do Museu Virtual da Biodiversidade da Universidade de Évora, 10 Setembro de 2020.
Link: Cigarras de Portugal, esses músicos estivais que animam o verão com as suas melopeias: para um melhor conhecimento da sua história natural e conservação.

August

Title: Ecological indices of phytophagous Hemiptera and their natural enemies on Acacia auriculiformis (Fabales: Fabaceae) plants with or without dehydrated sewage sludge application in a degraded area
Authors: Luan Rocha Dourado, Germano Leão Demolin-Leite, Marcus Alvarenga Soares, Gustavo Leal Teixeira, Farley William Souza Silva, Regynaldo Arruda Sampaio, Jose Cola Zanuncio, Jesusa Crisostomo Legaspi
Journal: PLoS ONE 15(8): e0237261
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237261

Title: The cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of Trinidad and Tobago including the description of three new species and seven new records, with new records for several additional Caribbean Islands
Author: Allen F. Sanborn
Journal: Zootaxa Vol 4838, No 4
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4838.4

Title: Reassessment of the cicada fossil Oncotympana lapidescens Zhang, 1989 with the description of a new genus (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea, Cicadidae)
Author: M.S. Moulds
Journal: Palaeoentomology, Vol 3, No 4
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/palaeoentomology.3.4.1

Title: Standardisation of bioacoustic terminology for insects
Author: Edward Baker, David Chesmore
Journal: Biodiversity Data Journal, 8:e54222
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.8.e54222

Title: Four new species of cicadas in the Yoyetta abdominalis (Distant) species group (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadettinae) from southeastern Australia
Author: Lindsay W. Popple, David L. Emery
Journal: Records of the Australian Museum, 72(4): 123–147
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3853/j.2201-4349.72.2020.1765

July

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June

Title: Behavioral betrayal: How select fungal parasites enlist living insects to do their bidding
Authors: Brian Lovett, Angie Macias, Jason E. Stajich, John Cooley, Jørgen Eilenberg, Henrik H. de Fine Licht, Matt T. Kasson
Journal: PLoS Pathog 16(6): e1008598
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1008598

Title: Look closely and listen carefully: unexpected cicada diversity in northern Sardinia, with the description of a new species (Cicadidae: Tibicina)
Author: Thomas Hertach
Journal: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, zlaa047
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa047

Title: Additions to the cicada (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadidae) fauna
of India: first report and range extension of four species with notes on their natural history from Meghalaya

Authors: Vivek Sarkar, Cuckoo Mahapatra, Pratyush P. Mohapatra & Manoj V. Nair
Journal: Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol. 12 | No. 9 | Pages: 16021–16042
DOI: 10.11609/jot.5668.12.9.16021-16042

May

Title: The cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of Peru including the description of twenty-four new species, three new synonymies, and thirty-seven new records
Author: Allen F. Sanborn
Journal: Zootaxa Vol 4785, No 1
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4785.1

Title: Molecular and Topographical Organization: Influence on Cicada Wing Wettability and Bactericidal Properties
Authors: Jessica Román‐Kustas, Jacob B. Hoffman, Julian H. Reed, Andrew E. Gonsalves, Junho Oh, Longnan Li, Sungmin Hong, Kyoo D. Jo, Catherine E. Dana, Nenad Miljkovic, Donald M. Cropek, Marianne Alleyne
Journal: Advanced Material Interfaces, Volume7, Issue10
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202000112

Title: True cicadas (Cicadidae) as prey for the birds of the Western Palearctic: a review
Author: Pere Pons
Journal: Avian Research volume 11, Article number: 14 (2020)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40657-020-00200-1

Title: Evolutionary relationships among Massospora spp. (Entomophthorales), obligate pathogens of cicadas
Authors: Angie M. Macias, David M. Geiser, Jason E. Stajich, Piotr Łukasik, Claudio Veloso, DeAnna C. Bublitz, Matthew C. Berger, Greg R. Boyce , Kathie Hodge & Matt T. Kasson
Journal: Mycologia, Volume 112, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00275514.2020.1742033

April

Title: New genus and species of Leptopsaltriini (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadinae) from China and Vietnam, with colour-changing behaviour reported for the first time in Cicadoidea
Authors: Cong Wei, Siyue Wang, Masami Hayashi, Miao He, Hong Thai Pham
Journal: Zootaxa Vol 4759, No 2.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4759.2

Title: Replacement name for the cicada genus Pycnoides Sanborn, 2020
(Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadinae: Platypleurini) and sixteen new combinations

Author: Allen F. Sanborn
Journal: Zootaxa Vol 4759, No 4
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4759.4

Title: Eight new species and three new records of Neotropical cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from Venezuela
Author: Allen F. Sanborn
Journal: Journal of Insect Biodiversity, Vol 16, No 1
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12976/jib/2020.16.1.2

March

Title: Redefinition of the cicada tribe Hemidictyini Distant, 1905, status of the tribe Iruanini Boulard, 1993 rev. stat., and the establishment of Hovanini n. tribe and Sapantangini n. tribe (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)
Authors: Allen F. Sanborn, David C. Marshall, Maxwell S. Moulds, Stéphane Puissant, Chris Simon
Journal: Zootaxa, Vol 4747, No 1.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4747.1.5

Title: On the morphology and evolution of cicadomorphan tymbal organs
Authors: Leonidas-Romanos Davranoglou, Beth Mortimer, Graham K.Taylor, Igor Malenovský
Journal: Arthropod Structure & Development, Volume 55
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2020.100918

Title: A new species of the genus Tanna Distant (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadinae: Leptopsaltriini) from Vietnam, with notes on taxonomic changes in Tanna
Authors: Young June Lee, David Lyall Emery
Journal: Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity, Volume 13, Issue 1
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japb.2019.09.007

Title: Evaluation of Organically Acceptable Methods to Control Periodical Cicada (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) Oviposition Injury on Nonbearing Apple Trees
Author: Daniel L. Frank
Journal: J. of Entomological Science, 55(2):210-218 (2020)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18474/0749-8004-55.2.210

February

Title: Automated acoustic detection of a cicadid pest in coffee plantations
Authors: João Paulo Lemos Escola, Rodrigo Capobianco Guido, Ivan Nunes da Silva, Alexandre Moraes Cardoso, Douglas Henrique Bottura Maccagnan, Artur Kenzo Dezotti
Journal: Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 169.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2020.105215

Title: Quality consistency evaluation on four origins of Cicadae Periostracum by ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole/time-of-flight mass spectrometry analysis
Authors: Xin-Ci Cao, Xiao-Ya Zhang, Jin-Di Xu, Hong Shen, Shan-Shan Zhou, He Zhu, Ming Kong, Wei Zhang, Gui-Rong Zhou, Yi He, Qian Mao, Song-Lin Li
Journal: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, Volume 179
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2019.112974

Title: Afromelampsalta, a new genus, a new species, and five new combinations of African cicadettine cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadettinae)
Authors: Allen F. Sanborn, Martin H. Villet
Journal: Zootaxa, Vol 4731, No 4.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4731.4

Title: Emergence of a novel interaction between brown bear and cicada due to anthropogenic habitat modification
Authors: Kanji Tomita, Tsutom Hiura
Journal: bioRxiv
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.02.22.960583
Notes: Not peer reviewed yet.

Title: Dyticodopoea and Pygmaeodopoea, New Genera for the Central American Cicada Species Previously Assigned to Odopoea Stål, 1861 (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae: Cicadinae: Zammarini)
Author: Allen F. Sanborn
Journal: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 122(1):117-126 (2020).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.122.1.117

January

Title: A new species of Oligoglena Horváth, 1912 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from Mediterranean Turkey
Author: Abbas Mol.
Journal: Zoology in the Middle East
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09397140.2020.1711624

Title: Not all cicadas increase thermal tolerance in response to a temperature gradient in metropolitan Seoul
Authors: Hoa Quynh Nguyen, Hortense Serret, Yoonhyuk Bae, Seongmin Ji, Soyeon Chae, Ye Inn Kim, Jeongjoo Ha & Yikweon Jang
Journal: Sci Rep 10, 1343 (2020)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58276-0

Title: Redescription of the cicada genus Pycna Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadinae: Platypleurini) with the formation of two new genera, one new species, one revised species status and twenty-four new combinations
Author: Allen F. Sanborn
Journal: Zootaxa, Vol 4722, No 2
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4722.2.3

No month

Title: Rapid authentication of the Cicadidae Periostracum using a COI sequence-based SCAR markers
Authors: Pureum Noh, Wook Jin Kim, Sungyu Yang, Inkyu Park, Jun-Ho Song, Goya Choi, Byeong Cheol Moon
Journal: Integrative Medicine Research, Volume 9, Supplement 1
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.imr.2020.100580

Data

Magicicada septendecim & Magicicada septendecula genome datasets including genome, transcript and protein sequence, annotation and a data report
Site: National Library of Medicine
Link: Magicicada genome datasets

Cicada Research Wordcloud

September 21, 2019

Cicada Papers Published in 2019

Filed under: Papers and Documents — Dan @ 5:00 am

This is a running list of papers or documents published about cicadas in the year 2019. 35 so far (as of November).

If I missed an article, email me at cicadamania@gmail.com.

December

  1. An augmented wood-penetrating structure: Cicada ovipositors enhanced with metals and other inorganic elements. Authors: Matthew S. Lehnert, Kristen E. Reiter, Gregory A. Smith & Gene Kritsky . Link to Nature.

October

  1. A revision of the Yoyetta abdominalis (Distant) species group of cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadettinae), introducing eight new species. Authors: David Emery, Nathan Emery, Lindsay Popple. Link to Journals Australia Museum.
  2. Off-target capture data, endosymbiont genes and morphology reveal a relict lineage that is sister to all other singing cicadas. Authors: Chris Simon, Eric R L Gordon, M S Moulds, Jeffrey A Cole, Diler Haji, Alan R Lemmon, Emily Moriarty Lemmon, Michelle Kortyna, Katherine Nazario, Elizabeth J Wade, Russell C Meister, Geert Goemans, Stephen M Chiswell, Pablo Pessacq, Claudio Veloso, John P Mccutcheon, Piotr Łukasik. Link to Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.
  3. Noisy neighbours among the selfish herd: a critical song distance mediates mate recognition within cicada emergences (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). Authors: Will Chatfield-Taylor, Jeffrey A Cole. Link to Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.
  4. Genital coupling, morphology and evolution of male holding structures in Cicadinae (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). Authors: Tatiana Petersen Ruschel, Filipe Michels Bianchi, Luiz Alexandre Campos. Link to Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.
  5. Psychoactive plant- and mushroom-associated alkaloids from two behavior modifying cicada pathogens. Authors: Greg R. Boyce, Emile Gluck-Thaler, Jason C. Slot, Jason E. Stajich, William J. Davis, Tim Y.James, John R. Cooley, Daniel G. Panaccione, Jørgen Eilenberg, Henrik H. De Fine Licht, Angie M. Macias, Matthew C. Berger, Kristen L. Wickert, Cameron M. Stauder, Ellie J. Spahr, Matthew D. Maust, Amy M. Metheny, Chris Simon, Gene Kritsky, Kathie T. Hodge, Richard A.Humber, Terry Gullion, Dylan P.G. Short, Teiya Kijimoto, Dan Mozgai, Nidia Arguedas, Matt T. Kasson. Link to sciencedirect.com

September

  1. A note on the taxonomy and natural history of the Summer Clicker Lahugada dohertyi (Distant, 1891) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadidae) along with its distribution in northern West Bengal, India. Authors: Vivek Sarkar. Like to the Journal of Threatened Taxa.
  2. Gold coated Cicada wings: Anti-reflective micro-environment for plasmonic enhancement of fluorescence from upconversion nanoparticles. Authors: Akash Gupta, Hao-Yu Cheng, Kung-Hsuan Lin, Chien Ting Wu, Pradip Kumar Roy, Sandip Ghosh, Surojit Chattopadhyay. Link to Science Direct.
  3. A new species and first record of the cicada genus Sinotympana Lee, 2009 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Dundubiini) from Vietnam. Authors: THAI-HONG PHAM, ALLEN F. SANBORN, HUYEN-THI NGUYEN, JEROME CONSTANT. Link to Zootaxa.

August

  1. A New Species of Calopsaltria Stål, 1861 (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae: Cicadettinae: Parnisini) from South Africa. Author: Allen F. Sanborn. Link to paper.
  2. The cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of Bolivia including the descriptions of fifteen new species, the resurrection of one genus and two species, seven new combinations, six new synonymies, and twenty-eight new records. Author: ALLEN F. SANBORN. Link to Zootaxa.

July

  1. Periodical cicada emergence resource pulse tracks forest expansion in a tallgrass prairie landscape. Authors: Matt R. Whiles, Bruce A. Snyder, Brent L. Brock, Sophia Bonjour, Mac A. Callaham Jr., Clinton K. Meyer, Alex Bell. Link to Ecosphere journal.

June

  1. The cicada genus Selymbria Stå1, 1861 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Tibicininae: Selymbrini): redescription including ten new species and a key to the genus. Author: Allen F Sanborn. Link to Zootaxa.
  2. Cicada Endosymbionts Have tRNAs That Are Correctly Processed Despite Having Genomes That Do Not Encode All of the tRNA Processing Machinery. Authors: James T. Van Leuven, Meng Mao, Denghui D. Xing, Gordon M. Bennett, John P. McCutcheon. Link to mBio
  3. An enigmatic fossil hairy cicada (Hemiptera, Tettigarctidae) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Authors: Hui Jiang, Jun Chen, Ed Jarzembowski, Bo Wang. Link to article
  4. Comparative sialotranscriptome analysis of the rare Chinese cicada Subpsaltria yangi, with identification of candidate genes related to host-plant adaptation. Authors: Yunxiang Liu, Mengmeng Qi, Christopher H. Dietrich, Zhiqiang He, Cong Wei. Link to article

May

  1. First record of the cicadas genus Orientopsaltria Kato, 1944 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from Vietnam, with description of one new species. Authors: Thai-Hong Pham, Thi Huyen Nguyen, Jerome Constant. Link to Zootaxa

April

  1. The applications of biomimetic cicada-wing structure on the organic light-emitting diodes. Authors: Chih-Kai Nien, Hsin Her Yu. Link to Science Direct.
  2. Oxygen/phosphorus co-doped porous carbon from cicada slough as high-performance electrode material for supercapacitors. Authors: Bingwei Chen, Wenzhuo Wu, Chunyang Li, Yanfang Wang, Yi Zhang, Lijun Fu, Yusong Zhu, Lixin Zhang & Yuping Wu. Link to Nature.
  3. The winner takes it all: how semelparous insects can become periodical. Authors: Odo Diekmann, Robert Planqué. Link to springer.com.
  4. A new species of larval Caeculisoma (Acari: Erythraeidae) parasitic on cicadas from China with detailed comparison of all larval members in the genus. Authors: Si-Yuan Xu, Tian-Ci Yi, Jian-Jun Guo, and Dao-Chao Jin. Link to bioone.org
  5. Characterization of polymorphic loci for two cicada species: Cryptotympana atrata and Hyalessa fuscata (Hemiptera: Cicadoidae). Author(s): Hoa Quynh Nguyen,Soyeon Chae, Erick Kim, Yikweon Jang. Link to paper.

March

  1. New Host Records and Biological Notes for Diceroprocta bulgara (Distant) in Mexico. Authors: José Antonio Sánchez-García , José Joaquín Velázquez-Monreal , Héctor Miguel Guzmán-Vásquez , Roselia Jarquín-López , Jesús Alberto Ortíz-López , Miguel Ángel Manzanilla-Ramírez , Manuel Ovando-Cruz , Teodulfo Aquino-Bolaños , Allen F. Sanborn. Link to paper.
  2. Cicada slough-derived heteroatom incorporated porous carbon for supercapacitor: Ultra-high gravimetric capacitance. Authors: Haiyang Jia, Jiawei Sun, Xiao Xie, Kuibo Yin, Litao Sun. Link to articles.
  3. Evolutionary hysteresis and ratchets in the evolution of periodical cicadas. Author(s): Jaakko Toivonen and Lutz Fromhage. Link to paper.
  4. The effects of pulsed fertilization and chronic herbivory by periodical cicadas on tree growth. Author(s): Louie H. Yang, Richard Karban. Link to paper.
  5. Mitochondrial Genomics Reveals Shared Phylogeographic Patterns and Demographic History among Three Periodical Cicada Species Groups. Author(s): Zhenyong Du, Hiroki Hasegawa, John R Cooley, Chris Simon, Jin Yoshimura, Wanzhi Cai, Teiji Sota, Hu Li. Link to paper.
  6. Homoptera – Cicadas and Hoppers. Author(s): Ying Wang, Xiao Zhang, Tingying Zhang, Xue Liu, Chungkun Shih, Yunzhi Yao, Dong Ren. Link to paper.
  7. Mesodiphthera Tillyard, 1919, from the Late Triassic of Queensland, the oldest cicada (Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha: Cicadoidea: Tettigarctidae). Author(s): KEVIN J. LAMBKIN. Link to paper.
  8. Out of Africa? A dated molecular phylogeny of the cicada tribe Platypleurini Schmidt (Hemiptera: Cicadidae), with a focus on African genera and the genus Platypleura Amyot & Audinet‐Serville. Author(s): Benjamin W. Price, David C. Marshall, Nigel P. Barker, Chris Simon, Martin H. Villet. Link to paper.
  9. Ecophysiological responses to climate change in cicadas. Author(s): Minoru Moriyama , Hideharu Numata. Link to paper.

February

  1. Intra- and Interspecific Prey Theft in Cicada Killers (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Sphecius) . Author(s): J R Coelho, C W Holliday, J M Hastings. Link to paper.

January

  1. Phylogeny and biogeography of the leaf-winged cicadas (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae). Author(s): Tatiana Petersen Ruschel, Luiz Alexandre Campos. Link to paper.
  2. A Simple Model of Periodic Reproduction: Selection of Prime Periods. Author(s): Raul Abreu de Assis, Mazílio Coronel Malavazi. Link to paper.
  3. First hairy cicadas in mid-Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Tettigarctidae). Author(s): Yanzhe Fu, Chenyang Cai, Diying Huang. Link to paper.
  4. Investigation of nanostructure-based bactericidal effect derived from a cicada wing by using QCM-D. Authors: Keisuke Jindai, Kazuki Nakadea, Takashi Sagawa, Hiroaki Kojima, Tomohiro Shimizu, Shoso Shingubara, Takeshi Ito. Link to Science Direct.
  5. Hemiptera of Canada. Authors: Robert G. Foottit, H. Eric L. Maw, Joel H. Kits, Geoffrey G. E. Scudder. Link to Zookeys.

March 23, 2019

Platypleura hampsoni (Distant, 1887)

Filed under: India | Oriental Cicadidae | Platypleura | Platypleurini | W. L. Distant — Dan @ 1:01 am

Platypleura hampsoni is a cicada found in India.

Platypleura hampsoni

Image and Description from A Monograph of Oriental Cicadas by W. L. Distant. 1889-1892. Read it on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website:

Male. Head luteous; front with a number of black linear markings; vertex with a transverse, narrow, black fascia between the eyes, and with a central black spot containing the ocelli. Pronotum greenish-ochraceous, the disk with the following black markings: — a central I-shaped spot, on each side of which are some oblique linear markings; the lateral dilated margins are black, and the anterior margin is narrow — and the posterior margin broadly— dull reddish ochraceous. Mesonotum greenish-ochraceous, with the following black spots: — four obconical from anterior margin, of which the central two are smallest; and a large, oblong, discal spot, with a small partly rounded spot on each side of it; the basal cruciform elevation dull reddish ochraceous. Abdomen above black. Head beneath, with the face black, marked with luteous transverse lines; sternum somewhat ochraceously pilose; abdomen beneath black, the segmental margins ochraceous, the anal appendage of the same color; legs castaneous, streaked or spotted with piceous and luteous. Rostrum black, the basal portion luteous.

Tegmina pale hyaline, with the venation brown, the costal membrane greenish, the basal third somewhat opaque, with darker transverse markings and small basal black markings; a double irregular series of dark brown spots cross the tegmina at about center, a dark brown fascia at bases of upper apical areas, a few small subapical spots and some small marginal spots of the same color. Wings brownish-ochraceous, paler at apex than at base and very pale across the center, with a white marginal spot near anal angle; the venation brown.

The rostrum reaches the basal abdominal segment; the lateral margins of the pronotum are distinctly angulated; the face is robustly gibbous, with a profound central longitudinal sulcation; the posterior tibijE have three distinct spines on each side of apical half.

Long. excl. tegm. 2 . 23 millim. Exp. tegm. 70 millim. ; exp. pronot. angl. 13 millim.

Hab. — Continental India : Neelgiri Hills, northern slopes, 3500 & 5000 feet (Hampson — coll. Dist.).

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Platypleurini
Genus: Platypleura
Species: Platypleura hampsoni (Distant, 1887)

For more information about this cicada, visit Cicadas of India.

February 27, 2019

Tosena albata Distant, 1878

Filed under: Burma | India | Michel Chantraine | Nepal | Oriental Cicadidae | Thailand | Tosena | Tosenini | Vietnam | W. L. Distant — Tags: — Dan @ 1:01 am

Tosena albata is a cicada found in Burma, India, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. In the past, this cicada was known as Tosena melanoptera.

Photo by Michel Chantraine:
Tosena albata

Description:

Tegmina with five longitudinal greyish fasciae, one occupying radial area, and the others divided by ulnar veins, two of which amalgamate with the transverse fascia, and five irregular greyish fasciae situate in the apical areas. Wings with nine greyish ray-like fasciae situate on outer margin, the one at anal area largest; two-thirds of the outer margin narrowly edged with greyish. Apices of the femora not ochraceous.

Long. excl. tegm. Male 58 to 62 millim.; Female 48 millim. Exp. tegm. Male, 140 to 155 millim. Female, 130 millim.

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Tosenini
Genus: Tosena
Species: Tosena albata Distant, 1878

For more information about this cicada, visit Cicadas of India.

References:

  1. The description and location information comes from A Monograph of Oriental Cicadas by W. L. Distant. 1889-1892. Read it on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website.
  2. Species name information comes from Allen Sanborn’s Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).

February 21, 2019

Distantalna splendida splendida (Distant, 1878)

Distantalna splendida splendida is a cicada found in China, Thailand, India, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. It is formerly known as Tosena splendida. It is known in pop culture as the basis for the Cicada 3301 logo.

Photo by Dan Mozgai:
Distantalna splendida formerly Tosena splendida

Photo by Michel Chantraine:
splendida

This description comes from A Monograph of Oriental Cicadas by W. L. Distant. 1889-1892. Read it on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website:

Body above black; front with a reddish spot at each basal angle; eyes, two small spots on vertex, four large spots to pronotum (two on disk and one at each posterior lateral angle) and two spots on disk of mesonotum,* luteous. Body beneath and legs black; lateral margins of the face, a wide central annulation to femora, and a central discal series of subtriangular spots, sanguineous.

Tegmina and wings— where not obscured by darker markings— pale hyaline, exhibiting varied opaline luster, which in some lights is found to be ornamented with close and regular series of transverse darker strife ; tegmina at base (narrowly) and costal membrane shining blackish ; venation bright luteous and for two-thirds from base broadly margined with shining blackish, and a series of shining blackish marginal spots on the apices of longitudinal veins to apical areas largest and somewhat fused at apex; claval area pale greenish. Wings pale greenish for nearly two-thirds their area from the base; remaining apical area shining blackish, enclosing a submarginal series of pale opaline spots, of which the largest are subapical.

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Tosenini
Genus: Distantalna
Species: Distantalna splendida splendida (Distant, 1878)

References:

  1. Species name change information comes from Allen Sanborn’s Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).

February 18, 2019

Cryptotympana aquila (Walker, 1850)

Cryptotympana aquila is a cicada found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, and likely adjacent nations.

Photo by Michel Chantraine:
Photo by Michel Chantraine

This description comes from A Monograph of Oriental Cicadas by W. L. Distant. 1889-1892. Read it on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website.

Male: Body above black; eyes ochraceous; ocelli luteous. Pronotum with some indistinct discal markings and the posterior margin pale castaneous. Mesonotum with a central triangular linear fascia, on each side of which is an irregular and inwardly notched fascia, and the basal cruciform elevation, pale castaneous. Abdomen black, the lateral margins fringed with pale castaneous pile. Body beneath very pale castaneous; the face, anterior margin of the head between face and eyes, and basal abdominal patch, black. Anterior legs black, the femera streaked with pale castaneous; intermediate legs with the femora black streaked with pale castaneous, the tibis pale castaneous with their bases and apices black; posterior legs pale castaneous, the bases and apices of femora and tibiae black.

Tegmina and wing pale hyaline; tegmina with the venation and the costal membrane pale castaneous, the extreme basal margin of the last black; the basal third (excluding venation) and the subcostal area to apex, blackish; wings with about basal half obliquely black.

The body is robust but moderately elongate; the opercula do not overlap at their basal margins, and at a short distance from base become widely divergent and narrowed to apices, their outer margins slightly concavely sinuate and in length, they extend a little beyond the middle of the abdomen.

Long. excl. tegm. Male, 40 to 45 millim. Exp. tegm. 115 to 120 millim.

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
SubTribe: Cryptotympanina
Genus: Cryptotympana
Species: Cryptotympana aquila (Walker, 1850)

February 16, 2019

Callogaeana festiva festiva (Fabricius, 1803)

Callogaeana festiva festiva is a cicada found in China, Thailand, India, Laos, Malaysia, Indochina, Bhutan, and likely adjacent countries. They are part of a group of cicadas known as “butterfly cicadas” because of their colorful wings.

Photo of a Callogaeana festiva festiva (orange) by Michel Chantraine:
Callogaeana festiva festiva (orange)

Callogaeana festiva festiva (white) by Michel Chantraine:

Photos by Dan Mozgai:
Callogaeana festiva festiva

Callogaeana festiva festiva

Callogaeana festiva festiva

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Gaeanini
SubTribe: Gaeanina
Genus: Callogaeana
Species: Callogaeana festiva festiva (Fabricius, 1803)

Note: there is another sub-species of Callogaeana festiva, but it is not named.

Here is a description of this cicada from A Monograph of Oriental Cicadas by W. L. Distant. 1889-1892. Read it on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website.

Male: Body above black; ocelli, eyes and a broad fascia behind them reddish-ochraceous; margins of pronotum and four discal fasciae to mesonotum— of which the two central ones are angulated and connected with the anterior angle at the basal cruciform elevation — greenish-ochraceous. Body beneath and legs lack; apical half of face and a spot between face and eyes reddish-ochraceous.

Tegmina greenish-ochraceous; the radial area, a transverse fascia crossing center from the apex of the radial area, near which is a large triangular spot, apex, and outer and inner margins, and two small spots near the base, blackish. The black area at the apex is more or less broken, sometimes including a small greenish-ochraceous spot. Wings pale bluish-green; the apex broadly black — containing a pale bluish spot — and the margin continued more narrowly black to anal angle.

The face is coarsely transversely striate, and broadly sulcated at base.

For more information about this cicada, visit Cicadas of India.

January 25, 2019

Tosena depicta Distant, 1888

Filed under: Asia (Continent) | Borneo | Indonesia | Malaysia | Oriental Cicadidae | Tosena | Tosenini | W. L. Distant — Tags: — Dan @ 1:01 am

Tosena depicta Distant, 1888 is a cicada found on Borneo (Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia), and possbily other islands of the Malay archipelago.

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Tosenini
Genus: Tosena
Species: Tosena depicta Distant, 1888

Tosena depicta Distant, 1888

Species specimen description from A Monograph of Oriental Cicadas by W.L. Distant:

Head and thorax above black; head with a spot at apex of front and a spot at each anterior angle of vertex, two central spots on anterior margin of pronotum, the posterior margin of pronotum, four spots in transverse series on mesonotum, and the posterior margin of mesonotum ochraceous ; the centre of basal cruciform elevation black. Abdomen above reddish ochraceous, with a central, longitudinal, narrow, dorsal, fuscous fascia. Head beneath, sternum, a lateral fascia to opercula, and legs black; a spot at base and one on each side of base of face ; coxas, apices of femora and tibia, tarsi (excluding base) and rostrum (excluding apex) ochraceous. Body beneath ochraceous, the basal segment blackish.

Tegmma dark olivaceous, the costal membrane and the venation reddish ochraceous, and with a transverse and slightly oblique greyish-white fascia near centre, not extending above the base of the second ulnar area; posterior basal margin narrowly reddish ochraceous. Wings black, the basal area reddish ochraceous, with its posterior margin black.

The rostrum reaches the apex of the basal abdominal segment, and the tegmina have their apices considerably attenuated.

Long. excl. tegm. 36 millim. Exp. tegm. 90 millim.

References:

  1. The illustration, description and location information comes from A Monograph of Oriental Cicadas by W. L. Distant. 1889-1892. Read it on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website.
  2. Species name information comes from Allen Sanborn’s Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).

January 24, 2019

Tibicina casyapae (Distant, 1888)

Filed under: Asia (Continent) | India | Oriental Cicadidae | Tibicina | Tibicinini | W. L. Distant — Tags: — Dan @ 1:01 am

Tibicina casyapae (Distant, 1888) is a cicada found in India and Afganastan.

Tibicina casyapae was formerly known as Tibicen casyapae. It was moved from the Tibicen Latreille, 1825 genus to the Tibicina Kolenati, 1857 genus.

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
SubTribe: Tibicinina
Genus: Tibicina
Species: Tibicina casyapae (Distant, 1888)

Tibicina casyapae (Distant, 1888)

[female] Head black; margins of front, ocelli, and a small central basal spot, dull reddish; eyes ochraceous. Pronotum dull reddish, the margins and two central longitudinal lines black. Mesonotum black; two central ” antler “- shaped fasciae, the lateral margins, and the basal cruciform elevation, dull reddish, the anterior angles of the last black. Abdomen above black. Body beneath black, somewhat greyishly pilose; face red, its central longitudinal sulcation black; rostrum black; legs reddish, the femora streaked with black beneath.

Tegmina and wings pale hyaline, their bases dull reddish, the venation blackish; the costal membrane of tegmina ochraceous.

The face is large, but laterally compressed and strongly striated, with a profound central longitudinal sulcation. The rostrum about reaches the intermediate coxae; the legs are robust, and the anterior femora have a strong spine beneath at apex and a similar spine near base.

Long. excl. tegm. [female] , 35 millim. Exp. tegm. 90 millim.

References:

  1. The illustration, description and location information comes from A Monograph of Oriental Cicadas by W. L. Distant. 1889-1892. Read it on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website.
  2. Species name information comes from Allen Sanborn’s Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).
  3. Nast, J., 1972a. Palaearctic Auchenorrhyncha (Homoptera). An annotated check list. Warszawa: Polish Sci. Publ. 550 p. (records).

January 23, 2019

Terpnosia stipata (Walker, 1950)

Filed under: Asia (Continent) | Oriental Cicadidae | Psithyristriini | Sri Lanka | Terpnosia — Tags: — Dan @ 1:01 am

Terpnosia stipata (Walker, 1950) is a cicada found in Sri Lanka.

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Psithyristriini
SubTribe: Psithyristriina
Genus: Terpnosia
Species: Terpnosia stipata (Walker, 1950)

Terpnosia stipata (Walker, 1950)

Species specimen description from A Monograph of Oriental Cicadas by W.L. Distant:

[Male] Body above greenish-ochraceous; head with the margins of front and apical angles of vertex fuscous; the area of the ocelli, an oblique fascia on each side, and a small spot at inner margins of eyes, black. Pronotum with two central fasciae united posteriorly, the fissures, a spot on lateral margins, extreme edge of posterior margin and a spot on each side of same, black. (The discal coloration of the pronotum in the specimen described is l)ro\vnish-ochraceous.) Mesonotum with a central linear fascia with a shorter one on each side, followed by a small obconical spot and a sinuated sublateral fascia, black; two small spots in front of the cruciform elevation and the angles of same black. Abdomen with the posterior segmental margins, a broad central dorsal fascia, and a macular lateral fascia, very dark fuscous; extreme apex greyish -white. Bodj’ beneath and legs pale greenish; the abdomen beneath talc-like and semi-transparent; a few sternal spots, the anterior femoral spines, and the tarsi, more or less fuscous.

Tegmina and wings pale hyaline, the venation fuscous or ochraceous; tegmina with the costal membrane ochraceous; the transverse veins at the bases of the second, third and fifth apical areas infuscated, and a marginal series of small fuscous spots situate on the longitudinal veins to apical areas.

Face globose, centrally sulcated except at base, where there is a slight callosity; lateral striations profound; rostrum slightly passing the posterior coxae.

Long. excl. tegm. [male], 3:3 millim.; [female], 22 millim. Exp. tegm. [male] , 80 millim.; [female] , 70 millim.

References:

  1. The illustration, description and location information comes from A Monograph of Oriental Cicadas by W. L. Distant. 1889-1892. Read it on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website.
  2. Species name information comes from Allen Sanborn’s Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).
  3. Tribe information comes from: MARSHALL, DAVID C. et al. A molecular phylogeny of the cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) with a review of tribe and subfamily classification. Zootaxa, [S.l.], v. 4424, n. 1, p. 1–64, may 2018. ISSN 1175-5334. Available at: https://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4424.1.1

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