Diceroprocta Stål 1870 : 714

Sanborn, Allen F., Phillips, Polly K. & Gilllis, Philip, 2008, The Cicadas of Florida (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae), Zootaxa 1916, pp. 1-43: 5

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10.5281/zenodo.274559

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Diceroprocta Stål 1870 : 714
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Diceroprocta Stål 1870: 714  .

Type species: Cicada alacris Stål. 

There are 20 species and four subspecies of Diceroprocta  in North America north of Mexico (Sanborn and Heath in preparation) but the genus is well represented in Mexico and Central America ( Metcalf 1963 a; Sanborn 2001; Sanborn 2006; Sanborn 2007). Davis (1927) provided a key to the species known at the time. Three species occur in Florida.

The genus is named for the acutely pointed lateral lobes of the male pygofer (fig. 5). Males also possess a bifurcated uncus shaped like a wishbone (fig. 6), a pygofer which lacks a dorsal beak, and complete timbal covers (fig. 3). The radial crossvein in the tegmina arises near the middle of apical cell 3 (fig. 1). Although the sinuous posterior margin of the female sternite VII (fig. 9) is one of the original characteristics cited by Stål (1870), they may be reduced in D. olympusa  so that the plate appears smoothly bilobed (fig. 24).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Loc

Diceroprocta Stål 1870 : 714

Sanborn, Allen F., Phillips, Polly K. & Gilllis, Philip 2008

2008
Loc

Diceroprocta Stål 1870 : 714

Stal 1870: 714