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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 Here are the pages for 2019, 2018, and 2017.


Title: Cytogenetic characterization of periodical cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Magicicada)
Authors: Gayane Karagyan, Natalia Golub, Teiji Sota
Journal: Eur. J. Entomol. 117: 474-480, 2020

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
Notes: Not peer reviewed yet.


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.

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

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


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.

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

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).

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


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

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

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)

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.


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

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

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

Title: Standardisation of bioacoustic terminology for insects
Author: Edward Baker, David Chesmore
Journal: Biodiversity Data Journal, 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




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

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

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


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

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

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)

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


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.

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

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


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.

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

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

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)


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.

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

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.

Title: Emergence of a novel interaction between brown bear and cicada due to anthropogenic habitat modification
Authors: Kanji Tomita, Tsutom Hiura
Journal: bioRxiv
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).


Title: A new species of Oligoglena Horváth, 1912 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from Mediterranean Turkey
Author: Abbas Mol.
Journal: Zoology in the Middle East

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)

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

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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


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

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