Procollina medea (Stål, 1864)

Sanborn, Allen F., 2018, The cicada genus Procollina Metcalf, 1952 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae): redescription including fourteen new species, with a key to the species of the subtribe Dazina Kato, 1932 rev. stat., the description of the Aragualnini n. tribe, and one new combination, Zootaxa 4389 (1), pp. 1-65 : 23-24

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Procollina medea (Stål, 1864)


Procollina medea (Stål, 1864)

Odopoea medea Stål 1864: 60 (holotype material in NHRS). Collina medea Distant 1905a: 142 .

Procollina medea Metcalf 1963a: 8 .

Type locality. Oaxaca, Mexico.

Remarks. The abdominal shape of the species is generally unique to the genus. Only some examples of P. nigrapilosa n. sp. also have the lateral abdomen curved with the greatest expansion at the posterior of segment 3 rather than the slightly curved abdominal sides for the majority of their length found in most species. Body length of holotype is 26 mm with a wingspan of 75 mm (measured from image of holotype). Procollina medea can be distinguished from P. biolleyi , P. obesa , P. ustulata n. sp. and P. webbi n. sp. by the bronzing of the fore wing in these species. Similarly, P. guatemalensis n. sp., P. mayaensis n. sp. and P. ulnamaculata n. sp. can be distinguished by the spots in the fore wing ulnar cells 2 and 3 not found in this new species. Procollina parva n. sp. can be distinguished by its head being as wide or wider than the mesonotum and P. minima n. sp. can be distinguished by its small body size and radiomedial crossvein being highly angled with respect to the radial crossvein. The distal fore wing medial veins lack infuscation between the proximal vein divergence and the distal L-shaped infuscation P. convexa n. sp., P. mesomaculata n. sp., P. nuevoleonensis n. sp., P. tamaulipasensis n. sp.

which are spotted in this species. The lack of infuscation in the hind wing margin distinguishes P. medea from P. hondurensis n. sp., P. nicaraguaensis n. sp., P. nigrapilosa n. sp. and P. querateroensis .

Distribution. This species has the greatest reported range for a species of Procollina with specimens being reported previously from Mexico and Costa Rica ( Metcalf 1963a; Sanborn 2013; 2014).














Procollina medea (Stål, 1864)

Sanborn, Allen F. 2018

Odopoea medea Stål 1864: 60

Distant 1905a : 142

Procollina medea

Metcalf 1963a : 8