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April 24, 2016

Platypedia intermedia Van Duzee, 1915

Filed under: Edward P. Van Duzee | Platypedia | Platypediini | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 3:13 am

Platypedia intermedia Van Duzee, 1915

Name, Location and Description

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Platypediini
Subtribe: ?
Genera: Platypedia
Species: Platypedia intermedia Van Duzee, 1915

List of sources

  1. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  2. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  3. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  4. Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.
  5. 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

Notes:

  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.

Platypedia aperta Van Duzee, 1915

Filed under: Edward P. Van Duzee | Platypedia | Platypediini | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 2:45 am

Platypedia aperta Van Duzee, 1915

Name, Location and Description

From W.T. Davis’ key to Platypedia1

A. Fore wings more than twice as long as broad.

BB. Small, expanding about 38 millimeters; uncus when viewed from above broadly ovate. Fore wing 17 X 6.5 mm.

Uncus when viewed from above “nearly as broad as long, with its apex subacute.” Last ventral segment in female with notch broadly V-shaped. Membranes at base of fore wings pale orange. Expands about 38 millimeters. Occurs in California aperta Van Duzee.

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Platypediini
Subtribe: ?
Genera: Platypedia
Species: Platypedia aperta Van Duzee, 1915

List of sources

  1. Davis, W.T. North American Cicadas Belonging to the Genera Platypedia and Melampsalta. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. V28. Pp 95-135. 1920. Link.
  2. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  3. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  4. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  5. Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.
  6. 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

Notes:

  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.

Okanagana vandykei Van Duzee, 1915

Filed under: Edward P. Van Duzee | Okanagana | Tibicinini | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 2:22 am

Name, Location and Description

From Davis’ key to Okanagana1:

A. Male uncus not hooked at extremity, sometimes sinuate.

B. Expanse of fore wings more than 50 mm.

C. Base of fore and hind wings orange red more or less variegated with black.

DD. Outer edge of front wing of a more continuous curve. Medium sized species, except schaefferi, which is large.

E. Legs almost entirely orange or greenish in color. Abdomen pale beneath including the rather long valve.

Pronotum mostly pale with a black median vitta gemmate anteriorly, the lateral oblique groves more or less broadly black. Two broad pale marks extending from the anterior extremities of the mesonotal X; a rather dull-colored species with the uncus deeply cleft at extremity. Expands about 70 mm.

Similar to: Okanagana lurida Davis, 1919, Okanagana ornata Van Duzee, 1915 and Okanagana napa Davis, 1919.

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genera: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana vandykei Van Duzee, 1915

List of sources

  1. Davis, William T. Cicadas of the genera Okanagana, Tibicinoides and Okanagodes, with descriptions of several new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. v27. 179-223. 1919. Link.
  2. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  3. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  4. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  5. Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.

Notes:

  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.

Okanagana uncinata Van Duzee, 1915

Filed under: Edward P. Van Duzee | Okanagana | Tibicinini | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 2:12 am

Okanagana uncinata Van Duzee, 1915.

Name, Location and Description

From Davis’ key to Okanagana1:

A. Male uncus not hooked at the extremity, sometimes sinuate.

BB. Stouter bodied species, the fore and hind wings variegated with orange and black at the base.

C. Third marginal cell more than one half as long as second ulnar area adjoining and immediately behind it.

DD. Expand about 52 mm., usually much less.

GG. Fore and hind wings clear except at the extreme base, where the membranes are orange.

Smaller and darker than the last; head small; front not so prominent. Venation approaching the next two species. Expands about 42 mm.

Similar cicada: Okanagana pallidula Davis, 1917.

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genera: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana uncinata Van Duzee, 1915

List of sources

  1. Davis, William T. Cicadas of the genera Okanagana, Tibicinoides and Okanagodes, with descriptions of several new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. v27. 179-223. 1919. Link.
  2. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  3. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  4. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  5. Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.

Notes:

  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.

April 23, 2016

Okanagana tristis tristis Van Duzee, 1915

Filed under: Edward P. Van Duzee | Okanagana | Talaingini | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 8:37 pm

Okanagana tristis tristis Van Duzee, 1915

Name, Location and Description

From Davis’ key to Okanagana1:

A. Male uncus not hooked at the extremity, sometimes sinuate.

B. Expanse of fore wings more than 50 mm.

C. Base of fore and hind wings orange-red more or less variegated with black.

DD. The outer edge of the front wing of a more continuous curve. Medium-sized species, except schaefferi, which is large.

EE. Legs, especially the front pair considerably blackened.

FF. Dull-bodied species or at most feebly shining, with proportionately narrower wings, and the hind margin of pronotum orange or reddish, except in tristis where it is black. Dorsum of the abdomen often with conspicuous transverse rows of short silvery hairs.

Venation about as in canadensis, but the veins not thickened. Pronotum generally all black, but sometimes mottled with dull red on each side of the center. Further distinguished from the other two species in this section by having the abdomen beneath centrally pale. Expands about 70 mm

Similar to: Okanagana rimosa rimosa (Say, 1830) aka Say’s Cicada, Okanagana canadensis (Provancher, 1889) aka Canadian Cicada, and Okanagana tristis rubrobasalis Davis, 1926.

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genera: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana tristis tristis Van Duzee, 1915

List of sources

  1. Davis, William T. Cicadas of the genera Okanagana, Tibicinoides and Okanagodes, with descriptions of several new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. v27. 179-223. 1919. Link.
  2. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  3. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  4. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  5. Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.

Notes:

  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.

Okanagana sperata Van Duzee, 1935

Filed under: Edward P. Van Duzee | Okanagana | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 8:01 pm

Okanagana sperata Van Duzee, 1935

Name, Location and Description

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genera: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana sperata Van Duzee, 1935

List of sources

  1. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  2. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  3. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  4. Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.

Notes:

  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.

Okanagana ornata Van Duzee, 1915

Filed under: Edward P. Van Duzee | Okanagana | Tibicinini | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 6:48 pm

Name, Location and Description

From Davis’ key to Okanagana1:

A. Male uncus not hooked at extremity, sometimes sinuate.

B. Expanse of fore wings more than 50 mm.

C. Base of fore and hind wings orange red more or less variegated with black.

DD. Outer edge of front wing of a more continuous curve. Medium sized species, except schaefferi, which is large.

E. Legs almost entirely orange or greenish in color. Abdomen pale beneath including the rather long valve.

Head, pronotum, and mesonotum almost entirely black, the front margin of fore wing bright orange to the end of radial cell ; basal cell opaque. Expands about 60 mm

Similar to: Okanagana vandykei Van Duzee, 1915, Okanagana lurida Davis, 1919, and Okanagana napa Davis, 1919.

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genera: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana ornata Van Duzee, 1915

List of sources

  1. Davis, William T. Cicadas of the genera Okanagana, Tibicinoides and Okanagodes, with descriptions of several new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. v27. 179-223. 1919. Link.
  2. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  3. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  4. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  5. Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.

Notes:

  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.

April 22, 2016

Okanagana canescens Van Duzee, 1915

Filed under: Edward P. Van Duzee | Okanagana | Tibicinini | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 7:28 pm

Okanagana canescens Van Duzee, 1915

Name, Location and Description

From Davis’ key to Okanagana1:

A. Male uncus not hooked at the extremity, sometimes sinuate.

B. Expanse of fore wings more than 50 mm.

CC. Base of the fore and hind wings not of the usual orange-red variegated with black.

Body almost entirely black; basal cell of the fore wings clear; membranes at base of both pairs of wings whitish.
Expands about 65 mm

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genera: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana canescens Van Duzee, 1915

List of sources

  1. Davis, William T. Cicadas of the genera Okanagana, Tibicinoides and Okanagodes, with descriptions of several new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. v27. 179-223. 1919. Link.
  2. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  3. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  4. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  5. Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.

Notes:

  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.

Okanagana arctostaphylae Van Duzee, 1915

Filed under: Edward P. Van Duzee | Okanagana | Tibicinini | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 7:18 pm

Okanagana arctostaphylae Van Duzee, 1915.

Name, Location and Description

From Davis’ key to Okanagana1:

A. Male uncus not hooked at the extremity, sometimes sinuate.

B. Expanse of fore wings more than 50 mm.

CC. Base of the fore and hind wings not of the usual orange-red variegated with black.

Color rufo-ferruginous [rusty red] including the venation of fore and hind wings, with a few marks on the vertex and a dorsal vitta on the tergum black.
Expands about 70 mm.

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Tibicinini
Subtribe: Tibicinina
Genera: Okanagana
Species: Okanagana arctostaphylae Van Duzee, 1915

List of sources

  1. Davis, William T. Cicadas of the genera Okanagana, Tibicinoides and Okanagodes, with descriptions of several new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. v27. 179-223. 1919. Link.
  2. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  3. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  4. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  5. Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.

Notes:

  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.

April 20, 2016

Neoplatypedia ampliata (Van Duzee, 1915)

Filed under: Edward P. Van Duzee | Neoplatypedia | Platypediini | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 9:23 pm

Neoplatypedia ampliata (Van Duzee, 1915).

Name, Location and Description

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Platypediini
Subtribe: ?
Genera: Neoplatypedia
Species: Neoplatypedia ampliata (Van Duzee, 1915)

List of sources

  1. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  2. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  3. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  4. Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.

Notes:

  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.

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