Selymbria pluvialis Ramos & Wolda, 1985

Sanborn, Allen F., 2019, The cicada genus Selymbria Stå 1, 1861 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Tibicininae: Selymbrini): redescription including ten new species and a key to the genus, Zootaxa 4614 (3), pp. 401-448 : 441

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4614.3.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B6053570-C067-45A8-9124-AA703777A045

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4333523

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EE0B02-B052-4A22-FF66-45A35CC0E86A

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Felipe

scientific name

Selymbria pluvialis Ramos & Wolda, 1985
status

 

Selymbria pluvialis Ramos & Wolda, 1985

Selymbria sp. 1 Wolda 1977: 244, Table 1.

Selymbria stigmatica (non Germar) Wolda 1984: 451.

Selymbria pluvialis Ramos & Wolda 1985: 177 .

TYPE LOCALITY. Barro Colorado Island , Panama .

REMARKS. Type material is in the USNM, STRI, and the Ramos collection (NCSU) ( Ramos & Wolda 1985). Selymbria ahyetios , S. pandora and S. subolivacea can be distinguished from this species by the lack of infuscation on the apex of the fore wing. The infuscation of the fore wing is found on the apex of the fore wing and on basal apical cells 1–3 and/or on the radiomedial cross vein in S. boliviaensis n. sp., S. danieleae , S. ecuadorensis n. sp., S. iguazuensis n. sp., S. madredediosensis n. sp., S. puntarenasensis n. sp., and S. stigmatica . Selymbria ahyetios can be distinguished by the diamond shaped widening of the postclypeus central sulcus near the postclypeus ventral apex, female operculum extending to sternite II with a posteromedial notch, an uncus with a curved posterior margin that is wider than the anal styles with recurved spines on either side, the wide notch in the posterior of male sternite VIII, and aedeagus with two short spines medially with larger extensions forming lateral wings. Selymbria chevauxensis can be distinguished by the fore femur primary spine is adpressed to the femur rather than being angled above it, the curved cubitus anterior 1 of the fore wing between the split with cubitus anterior 2 and the mediocubital crossvein. The fore wing length greater than 25 mm, uncus with curved lateral margins, and fore femur apical spine about half the length of the secondary spine distinguishes S. cinctifera n. sp. The uncus with a transverse posterior margin, the angled secondary femoral spine, the male operculum concealing the posteromedial tympanal cavity, and the straight lateral margin of female sternite VII not constricting the posterior extension in the middle distinguishes S. guatemalensis n. sp. The castaneous abdomen, uncus without a narrowed and rectangular terminus, and the straight lateral margin of female sternite VII distinguishes S. guianensis n. sp. from this new species.

The Panamanian species can be distinguished by the fore wing length being greater than 25 mm, an uncus with curved lateral margins, and a fore femoral apical spine about half the length of the secondary spine in S. cinctifera n. sp., the diamond shaped widening of the postclypeus central sulcus near the postclypeus ventral apex, an uncus with a curved posterior margin that is wider than the anal styles with recurved spines on either side, the wide notch in the posterior of male sternite VIII, and the parallel medial margins of the notch in female sternite VII in S. ahyetios , and the fore wing length being less than 25 mm, an uncus with straight lateral margins, and a small fore femoral apical spine, the expanding central sulcus to the posteroventral postclypeus, the constricted and rectangular uncus terminus, male sternite VIII without a terminal notch, and the posteriorly widening notch in female sternite VII in S. pluvialis .

The species is named for the emergence pattern ( Ramos & Wolda 1985). It emerges when the rains begin and remains active during the early and mid-rainy season between late April and mid-September. The majority of specimens for the type series was collected in canopy traps suggesting that it tends to fly at higher altitudes in the forest ( Ramos & Wolda 1985; Wolda 1977; 1988; 1989).

DISTRIBUTION. The species has been reported previously from Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama ( Sanborn 2013; 2014; 2018). Previous records to Guatemala are in actuality S. guatemalensis n. sp. reducing the range of the species here. Panamanian specimens are from Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone, 120 m altitude in lowland forest ( Ramos & Wolda 1985; Wolda 1977; 1988; 1989; Wolda & Ramos 1992).

MATERIAL EXAMINED. “PANAMA—BCI / Lights III / 23 V 1979 / Henk Wolda // paratype (blue label) / Selymbria / pluvialis Ramos / & Wolda” paratype male ( NCSU); “PANAMA—BCI / Lights III / 15 VII 1978 / Henk Wolda // paratype (blue label) / Selymbria / pluvialis Ramos / & Wolda” paratype male ( NCSU); “PANAMA—BCI / Lights I / 1 IX 1978 / Henk Wolda // paratype (blue label) / Selymbria / pluvialis Ramos / & Wolda” paratype male ( NCSU); GoogleMaps “ BARRO COLORADO–C.Z. / Lights / SMIII / 31 X 1974 / Coll. H. Wolda // paratype (blue label) / Selymbria / pluvialis Ramos / & Wolda” paratype female ( NCSU); “PANAMA—BCI / Lights III / 26 V 1981 / Henk Wolda” paratype male (missing ID and paratype label but listed in type series in Ramos & Wolda 1985 so considered paratype) ( NCSU); GoogleMaps “ COSTA RICA, Heredia / nr Puerto Viejo, LaSelvaBiol. / Sta. 10 o 25’ N, 84 o 00’ W, 179ft // at station 16–VIII–03 / CRBartlett, J.Cryan, J.Urban ” one female ( UDCC); GoogleMaps “ COSTA RICA, Heredia / nr Puerto Viejo, LaSelvaBiol. / Sta. 10 o 25’ N, 84 o 00’ W, 179ft // at station (18–19)–VIII–03 / CRBartlett, J.Cryan, J.Urban ” one female ( AFSC); GoogleMaps “ COSTA RICA: Heredia / La Selva Biological Station / 2 km S. Pt. Viejo, 3–5–VI–1984 ” one male ( LSAM); GoogleMaps “ COSTA RICA: Heredia / 1 Km S. Pt. Viejo, VI–4–5–84; E.Riley / D.Rider & D.LeDoux // GoogleMaps LSAM / 0297044” one male ( LSAM); “ COSTA RICA, Catie / 27–VI–5–VII–1984 / H.L. Dozier coll.” one female ( FSCA); GoogleMaps “ PANAMA: Chiriquí Prov. / Ojo de Agua, Fca. Hartmann / 8.86159ºN, 82.74339ºW / 4–5,000 ft, VIII–1–4–2011 / E.G. & M.L. Riley, UV ” one female (TAMU); GoogleMaps “ PANAMA: Panamá Prov. / Llano-Carti Rd. , Burbayar / Lodge , VIII–7–9–2011 / 9.31753ºN, 78.99212ºW / E.G. & M.L. Riley, UV ” two females (TAMU); PANAMA: Colón / Sierra Llorona Lodge 225m / Cerro Sta. Rita 2–3 Aug 2008 / J.B. Heppner ” two males and two females ( FSCA); “ PANAMA: Colón Prov. Sta. / Rita Arriba, Sierra Llorona / Lodge 21 to 24–VIII–2012 / 225m J. Heppner ” one female ( FSCA); “ PANAMA: Colón, Sierra / Llorona Lodge, Santa Rita / Arriba, 21–24–VIII–2013 225m / collector: J.B. Heppner ” one female ( FSCA); “ PANAMA: Canal Zone / Barro Colorado Island / 23–V–1977 / L. R. Davis, Jr.” one male ( AFSC); “ PANAMÁ: Canal Zone / Base of Cerro / Galera VI–19–1985 / E.Riley & D.Rider ” one female ( AFSC); “ PANAMÁ: Canal Zone / Base of Cerro / Galera VI–9–1985 / E.Riley & D.Rider ” one female ( AFSC); “ PANAMA Pnm Prv. / Pipeline Rd K 1–12 / 26–30–VI–1997 / Wappes & Morris” one male ( AFSC); “ PANAMA: Panama / Cerro Jefe / 27 June–29 July 1997 / J. Huether ” one female ( AFSC); “ PANAMA Pnma Prv / K 8–13 El Llno-Carti / Rd 10–13 May 1996 / Wappes Huether & Morris” one male ( AFSC); “Republic of Panama // Coco Solo Tank Farm CZ / EX: UVLamp L. T / Coll: EHA / 16 Jul 1975 ” one female ( AFSC); “Panama / Barro Colorado Island / 28–IV–1979 / Clive D. Jorgensen ” one female ( BYUC); “Coco Solo Tank Farm C.Z. / Ex: UV Lamp L. T. / Coll. EHA / 16 Jul 1975 // Republic of Panama // ♂ // UDCC _ TCN 00049031 View Materials ” one male ( UDCC); “Gatun Tank Farm C.Z. / Ex: UV Lamp L. T. / 2 MAY 1975 / Coll. EHA // Republic of Panama // ♀ // UDCC _ TCN 00049032 View Materials ” one female ( UDCC) GoogleMaps .

NCSU

North Carolina State University Insect Museum

UDCC

University of Delaware

LSAM

Louisiana State Arthropod Museum

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

UV

Departamento de Biologia de la Universidad del Valle

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

EX

The Culture Collection of Extremophilic Fungi

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Genus

Selymbria

Loc

Selymbria pluvialis Ramos & Wolda, 1985

Sanborn, Allen F. 2019
2019
Loc

Selymbria pluvialis

Ramos, J. A. & Wolda, H. 1985: 177
1985
Loc

Selymbria stigmatica

Wolda, H. 1984: 451
1984
Loc

Selymbria

Wolda, H. 1977: 244
1977