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March 24, 2020

Tosena dives (Westwood, 1842)

Filed under: Tosena,Tosenini — Tags: — Dan @ 7:36 pm

This is a Tosena dives (Westwood, 1842) from the W.T. Davis cicada collection at the Staten Island museum. I believe they can be found in India — if that’s wrong, I’ll fix that.

Tosena dives (Westwood, 1842)

February 29, 2020

A male Tosena species cicada from Sapa Vietnam photo by Martin Kolner

Filed under: Martin Kolner,Tosena,Tosenini — Dan @ 11:51 am

A male Tosena species cicada from Sapa Vietnam photo by Martin Kolner

A male Tosena species cicada from Sapa Vietnam photo by Martin Kolner

Circa 2013.

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.

March 19, 2019

Trengganua sibylla (Stål, 1863)

Filed under: Asia (Continent),Malaysia,Thailand,Tosenini — Dan @ 6:48 am

Trengganua sibylla (Stål, 1863) is a cicada found in south-east Asia, specifically peninsular Malaysia and Thailand.

When found in the wild & alive its wings are green and black, but the green turns yellow after death.

Trengganua sibylla (Stål, 1863)

Here’s a video of a living T. sibylla.

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
SubFamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Tosenini
Genus: Trengganua
Species: Trengganua sibylla (Stål, 1863)

February 27, 2019

Tosena albata Distant, 1878

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).

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