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January 15, 2024

A Yanga pulverea from Moramanga, Madagascar

Filed under: Africa (Continent) | Madagascar | Platypleurini | Richard Newfrock | Yanga — Dan @ 12:28 pm

This is a Yanga pulverea from Moramonga, Madagascar from the collection of Richard Newfrock.

This is a Yanga pulverea from Moramonga, Mogagascar from the collection of Richard Newfrock.

Yanga pulverea belongs to the cicada tribe Platypleurini, which are known for their prominent pronotal collars and infuscations on their wings. Platy means broad & flat, and pleur means side. Broad side, flat side. I don’t know the root of the word Yanga, but pulverea means power or dust. Here’s photos of living Y. pulvera on iNaturalist.

January 6, 2024

Cacama collinaplaga Sanborn and Heath in Sanborn, Heath, Phillips and Heath, 2011 aka Cactus Dodger

Filed under: Allen F. Sanborn | Cacama | Maxine E. Heath | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 9:49 pm

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
SubTribe: Cryptotympanina
Genus: Cacama
Species: Cacama collinaplaga Sanborn and Heath in Sanborn, Heath, Phillips and Heath, 2011

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.

Cacama variegata Davis, 1919 aka Variegated Cactus Dodger

Filed under: Cacama | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 9:46 pm

Scientific classification:
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
SubTribe: Cryptotympanina
Genus: Cacama
Species: Cacama variegata Davis, 1919

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.

Diceroprocta bibbyi Davis, 1928 aka Scrub Cicada

Filed under: Diceroprocta | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 9:44 pm

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
Subtribe: Cryptotympanina
Genus: Diceroprocta
Species: Diceroprocta bibbyi Davis, 1928

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.

Diceroprocta canescens Davis, 1935 aka Scrub Cicada

Filed under: Diceroprocta | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 9:42 pm

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
Subtribe: Cryptotympanina
Genus: Diceroprocta
Species: Diceroprocta canescens Davis, 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.

Diceroprocta lata Davis, 1941 aka Scrub Cicada

Filed under: Diceroprocta | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 9:40 pm

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
Subtribe: Cryptotympanina
Genus: Diceroprocta
Species: Diceroprocta lata Davis, 1941

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.

Hadoa chisosensis Davis, 1934

Filed under: Hadoa | Tacuini (Cryptotympanini) | United States | William T. Davis — Dan @ 9:37 pm

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
Tribe: Cryptotympanini
Subtribe: Cryptotympanina
Genus: Hadoa
Species: Hadoa chisosensis (Uhler, 1905)

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.

November 8, 2023

Cicadapocalypse a graphic novel about periodical cicadas by Roger McMullan

Filed under: Books | Magicicada | Periodical — Dan @ 11:32 pm

Roger McMullan has a new graphic novel about periodical cicadas called Cicadapocalypse. You can obtain a copy from Roger’s online store.

As I understand it, “the book is intended as an introduction to periodical cicadas for curious kids during a cicada emergence by creating a fictional narrative around the cicadas rather than hitting them over the head with facts”. A cicada emergence through the eyes of some shocked and surprised cartoon squirrels.

It looks fun to me.

cicadapocalypse

October 28, 2023

Cicada research published in 2023

Filed under: Papers and Documents — Dan @ 8:13 pm

Cicada research published in 2023… this is a work in progress. 🙂

November:

Sanborn, A, (2023). Two new species and two new records for cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from French Guiana, with an updated faunal list of French Guiana and the first synoptic list for Guyana. Zootaxa. Vol. 5368 No. 1: 7 Nov. 2023. 1-74. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.5368.1.1

Stukel, M., Porczak, A.E., Gordon, E.R.L., Vailionis, J., Haji, D., Buckley, T.R. et al. (2023) Phylogenomics improves the phylogenetic resolution and provides strong evidence of mito-nuclear discordance in two genera of a New Zealand cicada (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) species radiation. Systematic Entomology, 1–21. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12613

October:

Hepler, J., Cooper, W., Cullum, J., Dardick, C., Dardick, L., Nixon, L., Pouchnik, D., Raupp, M., Shrewsbury, P., Leskey, R. (2023). Do adult Magicicada (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) feed? Historical perspectives and evidence from molecular gut content analysis. Journal of Insect Science, Volume 23, Issue 5, September 2023, 13, https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iead082

Kaplan, Mehmet. (2023). Determination of Bioecology, Infestation Rate and Distribution of the Harmful Grapevine Cicada Klapperichicen viridissima (Walker) (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) in Vineyard Areas of Mardin Province in Türkiye. Erwerbs-Obstbau. 1-5. 10.1007/s10341-023-00961-1.

September:

Cole, J., Chatfield-Taylor, W., Smeds, E., Cooley, J., Gonzalez, V., Wong, C. (2023). Phylogeny of North America’s largest cicada radiation redefines Tibicinoides and Okanagana (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae: Tibicininae). Zootaxa. Vol. 5346 No. 5: 21 Sept. 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5346.5.1

August:

Wang, J., Jiang, J., Wei, C. (2023). A new genus, Duffelsa gen. n., with descriptions of three new species and one new combination (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). Zootaxa. Vol. 5323 No. 3: 2 Aug. 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5323.3.3

Puissant, S., Gurcel, K. (2023). The genus Tibicina Kolenati, 1857 in Morocco (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Tibicininae): taxonomic assessment from integrative research. Zootaxa. Vol. 5330 No. 4: 17 Aug. 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5330.4.4

Diaz, A., Yaritza, L., Maes, J. (2023) Zammara calochroma (Homoptera: Cicadidae) registro nuevo para la fauna de Nicaragua. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.8233967

July:

Sanborn, A. (2023). Resolving taxonomic issues of cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) including new combinations, new synonymies, and revised status, with updates on the diversity of the Brazilian cicada fauna and new records for four South American countries. Zootaxa. VOL. 5318 NO. 3: 20 JUL. 2023. 339-362. DOI: 10.11646/ZOOTAXA.5318.3.2

June:

Yamna, Ouguas & Mohamed, El & Ahmed, Nani & Abdelilah, Chakhmani & Abdellah, Bouchtalla & Lhomme, Patrick. (2023). Biogeographical characterization of Psalmocharias plagifera (Schumacher, 1922) (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) mass emergence in southwest Morocco. 01-19. 10.34874/IMIST.PRSM/afrimed-i139.41148.

March:

Sanborn, A. (2023). The taxonomic position of the cicada genus Hea Distant, 1906 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). Zootaxa. Vol. 5254 No. 3: 13 Mar. 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5254.3.11

Lee, Y., Marshall, A., Mohagan, D., Hill, K., Mohagan, D. (2023). Revised checklist of Cicadidae (Insecta: Hemiptera) of Mindanao, Philippines, with descriptions of a new genus and nine new species. Journal of Natural History. 57(1-4):193-242. DOI:10.1080/00222933.2023.2171820

Lampert, E., Perez, G., Alejo, D., Jones, S., Ignatius, A. (2023). The 2021 Emergence of Brood X Periodical Cicadas Magicicada spp. (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) in Georgia, United States of America. Environmental Entomology, 52(2):270-278 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvad018

February:

Wang, C. (2023). A new species of Hea Distant, 1906 from China, with annotated catalogue for the genus (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadettinae). Zootaxa. Vol. 5231 No. 5: 2 Feb. 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5231.5.6

Dmitriev, D., Sanborn, A. (2023). Priority and the names of two cicada tribes (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadinae: Tacuini and Tettigomyiinae: Anopercalnini). Zootaxa. Vol. 5239 No. 1: 8 Feb. 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5239.1.9

January

Chantarachit, R., Srikosamatara, S. (2023). Emergence Pattern of Dundubia nagarasingna (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) in a Bangkok Urban Garden. J. of Agricultural and Urban Entomology, 38(1):41-51 (2023). https://doi.org/10.3954/JAUE22-08

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Research from other years: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017.

October 20, 2023

Pink teneral Neotibicen lyricen

Filed under: Neotibicen | Photos & Illustrations | Teneral — Tags: — Dan @ 9:10 pm

Neotibicen cicadas come in a variety of pastel colors when they are in their teneral (soft) phase, when they inflate their wings and harden their bodies after molting their nymphal skins. Teneral Neotibicen can feature the colors pink, yellow and blue, in addition to pastel versions of the oranges, browns and greens we commonly see on their fully-hardened adult bodies.

Here’s an example of a male Neotibicen lyricen that was pink when it was teneral:

Pink teneral Neotibicen lyricen

Pink teneral Neotibicen lyricen

Pink teneral Neotibicen lyricen

Here’s photos of the same cicada as a nymph and a hardened adult. See that its mesonotum are black and brown, not green and brown. It’s closer to a Neotibicen lyricen engelhardti than the Neotibicen lyricen lyricen, which has green on its mesonotum (the cicada’s shield-like back).

Hardened adult:
Hardened Lyricen 02(small)

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