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February 29, 2020

A Tosena species cicada from Sapa Vietnam photo by Martin Kolner

Filed under: Martin Kolner | Tosena | Tosenini — Dan @ 11:48 am

A Tosena species cicada from Sapa Vietnam photo by Martin Kolner

A Tosena species cicada from Sapa Vietnam photo by Martin Kolner

Circa 2013.

Tacua speciosa (Illger, 1980) photos taken in Malaysia.

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Malaysia | Tacua — Tags: — Dan @ 11:36 am

Tacua speciosa (Illger, 1980) photos taken in Malaysia. The author of the images wishes to be anonymous.

Tacua speciosa (Illger, 1980) photos from Malaysia. The author of the image wishes to be anonymous.

Tacua speciosa (Illger, 1980) photos from Malaysia. The author of the image wishes to be anonymous.

Tacua speciosa (Illger, 1980) photos from Malaysia. The author of the image wishes to be anonymous.

Tacua speciosa (Illger, 1980) photos from Malaysia. The author of the image wishes to be anonymous.

Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae) photo by Bron

Filed under: Australia | Cyclochila | Cyclochilini | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 10:46 am

Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae) photo by Bron. Taken in Australia in 2007.

Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae) photo by Bron

Pacarina puella photos by John Beard taken in Texas

Filed under: Fidicinini | Pacarina | Photos & Illustrations | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 10:41 am

Pacarina puella Davis,1923. These photos were take by John Beard in Atascosa County, TX.

Pacarina puella photos by John Beard taken in Texas

Pacarina puella photos by John Beard taken in Texas

Carineta diardi photo by Pia Öberg taken in Brazil

Filed under: Brazil | Carineta | Carinetini | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 10:32 am

Pia Öberg from Sweden took this cicada photo back in 2004 at Hotel do Ypê in Itatiaia NP in Brazil. Thanks to Roy Troutman and cicada expert Allen Sanborn we were able to ID this pretty cicada as a Carineta diardi (Guérin-Méneville, 1829).

Carineta diardi photo by Pia Öberg taken in Brazil

Neotibicen superbus photo by Sloan Childers from 2005

Filed under: Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 8:41 am

Neotibicen superbus photo by Sloan Childers from 2005. Round Rock, Texas.

Neotibicen superbus photo by Sloan Childers from 2005. Round Rock, Texas.

March 24, 2019

Platypleura watsoni = Platypleura mokensis

Filed under: Burma | India | Michel Boulard | Platypleurini | Thailand | W. L. Distant — Dan @ 1:01 am

Platypleura watsoni, also known as Platypleura mokensis, is a cicada found in Thailand, India, and Myanmar (Burma), and very likely adjacent nations.

Photo by Michel Chantraine:
]Platypleura mokensis

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Platypleurini
Genus: Platypleura
Species: Platypleura watsoni (Distant, 1897)

References:

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

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.

March 22, 2019

Platylomia radah (Distant, 1881)

Filed under: Burma | China | Dundubiini | India | Michel Chantraine | Nepal | Platylomia | Thailand | W. L. Distant — Dan @ 1:01 am

Platylomia radah is a cicada found in Burma, China, India, Nepal, and Thailand.

Photo by Michel Chantraine:
Platylomia radah

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Dundubiini
SubTribe: Dundubiina
Genus: Platylomia
Species: Platylomia radah (Distant, 1881)

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

March 21, 2019

Platypleura mira Distant, 1904

Platypleura mira is a cicada found in Cambodia, Laos, Malasia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Photo by Michel Chantraine:
Platypleura mira

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Platypleurini
Genus: Platypleura
Species: Platypleura mira Distant, 1904

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