Psalmocharias Kirkaldy, 1908

Ahmed, Zubair & Sanborn, Allen F., 2010, The cicada fauna of Pakistan including the description of four new species (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae), Zootaxa 2516, pp. 27-48: 28

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.196127

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scientific name

Psalmocharias Kirkaldy, 1908
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Key to the species of Psalmocharias Kirkaldy, 1908  from Pakistan

1 Pronotum without median fasciae ............................................................................................................................ 2

- Pronotum with median fascia .................................................................................................................................. 4

2 (1) Mesonotum with markings on lateral and submedial sigillae and within scutal depression ................................... 3

- Mesonotum only with linear marking along parapsidal suture .............................................. P. rugipennis  (Walker)

3 (2) Vertex covered with large fuscous and piceous mark, pronotum ambient fissure mostly piceous, area between upper and basal lobes of male pygofer without point .................................................................. P. querula  (Pallas)

- Vertex with small spot laterad of lateral ocelli, pronotum ambient fissure without marking or with small spot, area between upper and basal lobes of male pygofer with pointed extension.................. Psalmocharias balochii  sp. n.

4 (1 ’) Rostrum just passing middle coxae, timbal with eight complete and seven intercalary ribs, aedeagus with two long sub-lateral spines, gonocoxite IX broadly, ochraceous....................................... Psalmocharias chitralensis  sp. n.

- Rostrum reaching posterior coxae, timbal with greater than eight complete ribs, aedeagus with one long spine, gonocoxite IX piceous or dull reddish .................................................................................................................. (5)

5 (4 ’) Basal lobe of pygofer terminating in approximate right angle, timbal with eight complete and one incomplete ribs and eight intercalaray ribs, aedeagus with single long recurved spine, gonocoxite IX piceous brown...................... .............................................................................................................................. Psalmocharias gizarensis  sp. n.

- Basal lobe of pygofer smoothly tapering to terminus, timbal with nine complete and one incomplete ribs and nine intercalary ribs, aedeagus with a long lateral spine, gonocoxite IX dull reddish. Psalmocharias japokensis  sp. n.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae