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April 24, 2016

Platypedia minor Uhler, 1888

Filed under: Platypedia | Platypediini | United States | William T. Davis — Tags: — Dan @ 3:50 am

Platypedia minor Uhler, 1888

Name, Location and Description

From W.T. Davis’ key to Platypedia1

AA. Fore wings much broader, the breadth is equal to about one-half the distance from the basal cell to the apex of the wing.

Uncus when viewed from above long and slender; seen in profile nearly straight below, arched above. Last ventral segment in female with notch V-shaped. Membranes at the base of fore wings almost white. Fore wings are proportionately broader than in vanduzeei. Expands about 41 millimeters. Occurs in California, Nevada, Colorado minor Uhler.

Classification:

Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadettinae
Tribe: Platypediini
Subtribe: ?
Genera: Platypedia
Species: Platypedia minor Uhler, 1888

List of sources

  1. Davis, W.T. North American Cicadas Belonging to the Genera Platypedia and Melampsalta. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. V28. Pp 95-135. 1920. Link.
  2. Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
  3. Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
  4. Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
  5. Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.
  6. Tribe information comes from: MARSHALL, DAVID C. et al. A molecular phylogeny of the cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) with a review of tribe and subfamily classification. Zootaxa, [S.l.], v. 4424, n. 1, p. 1–64, may 2018. ISSN 1175-5334. Available at: https://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4424.1.1

Notes:

  • Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.

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