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December 24, 2018

Dorachosa explicta Distant, 1892

Dorachosa explicta Distant, 1892, is a cicada found in Panama.

Slight name change, could be just a grammar issue, Dorachosa explicata changed to Dorachosa explicta.

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
SubFamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Taphurini
SubTribe: Taphurina
Genus: Dorachosa
Species: Dorachosa explicta Distant, 1892

Dorachosa explicta Distant, 1892


  1. The illustration comes from Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Rhynchota. Hemiptera-Homoptera. Vol. 1. By W. L. Distant F.E.S. and The Rev. Canon W. W. Fowler, F.L.S. (1881-1905). Read it on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website.
  2. Species name verification comes from Allen Sanborn’s Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).


  1. Dave says:

    Btw the subfamily is Cicadettinae, didn’t notice that before.

    1. Dan says:

      Thanks Dave. It’s fixed.

  2. Dave says:

    This might just be a typo in the 2013 catalogue.

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