Platypedia mohavensis rufescens Davis, 1932
Name, Location and Description
- Cicada Name: Platypedia mohavensis rufescens Davis, 1932
- Short Name: P. mohavensis rufescens
- Where it is found: AZ, CA, CO, NV, NM, UT
- Maps: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico [PDF]
- Description: Black with orange highlights. Hairy.
- Eye Color: black
- Pronotal Collar Color: orange
- Type Specimen Details: The American Museum of Natural Species
- Taxonomic Information: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
- Identification: Bug Guide
From W.T. Davis’ key to Platypedia1
A. Fore wings more than twice as long as broad.
B. Large, expanding 40 millimeters or over; uncus when viewed from above long and narrow.
C. Head narrow across eyes with front strongly produced.
D. Uncus viewed in profile very thin and flattened at the extremity.
Body black, head and thorax dull, abdomen shining, reflections bluish-black; fore femora entirely black, pale at extremities; membranes at the base of fore wings orange. Expands about 44 millimeters. Occurs in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico.
Species: Platypedia mohavensis rufescens Davis, 1932
List of sources
- 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.
- Full Binomial Names: ITIS.gov
- Common names: BugGuide.net; The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Herschberger; personal memory.
- Locations: Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico by Allen F. Sanborn and Polly K. Phillips.
- Descriptions, Colors: personal observations from specimens or photos from many sources. Descriptions are not perfect, but may be helpful.
- 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
- Some descriptions are based on aged specimens which have lost some or a lot of their color.