Orientafroinsularis pulverulenta ( Distant, 1905b ),

Sanborn, Allen F., 2021, The cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae) of Madagascar including a new tribe, five new genera, twelve new species, four new species synonymies, five revised species status, ten new combinations, new tribal assignments for four genera, one new subtribe synonymy, a checklist and key to the species, Zootaxa 4937 (1), pp. 1-79: 26

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4937.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A1DDB75B-27E5-463A-8FA6-975B89163A50

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4559417

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Orientafroinsularis pulverulenta ( Distant, 1905b )
status

n. comb.

Orientafroinsularis pulverulenta ( Distant, 1905b)  n. comb.

Cicada pulverulenta Distant 1905b: 199  . ( Madagascar and Seychelles)

Antankaria pulverulenta madagassa Boulard 1999: 95  . (Western Madagascar) n. syn.

Chremistica pulverulenta madagascariensis Boulard 2001: 130  . ( Madagascar) n. syn.

Remarks.—As outlined above, the subspecies Antankaria pulverulenta madagassa  and Chremistica pulverulenta madagascariensis  are considered to be the nominotypical taxon Orientafroinsularis pulverulenta  n. comb. since Boulard (2001) specifically redescribed Distant’s species and the portion of the song illustrated in Boulard (1999) is similar to that illustrated at the end of the call in Boulard (2001). The synonymy or elevation to species rank of all subspecies means the trinomial designation is no longer necessary.

The smallest species of the genus with a body length of 20–22 mm and a wingspan of 55–58 mm ( Distant 1905b; Boulard 2001; specimens in hand). A tawny species marked with testaceous and a small amount of piceous. The initial song with begins as a series of short syllables followed by a period of rapidly produced syllables of increasing intensity followed by a period of various amplitude modulation becoming separated into individual syllables with peak energy about 11 kHz ( Boulard 2001).

Distribution.—The species has been reported from Madagascar and several islands in the Seychelles ( Metcalf 1963a; Sanborn 2103) but the references to the Seychelles are considered to be references to Orientafroinsularis seychellensis ( Boulard, 1999)  n. comb., rev. stat. Jacobi (1917) reported the species from Tulear, southwestern Madagascar and Kinkoni-See, northwestern, Madagascar. Boulard (2001) reports the species from Morondavar to Mahabo, Diego Suarez, Joffreville, Manambina, Miandrivazo, the forest of Kirindy, Antsohihy, and around Lake Konanamby.

Material examined.—“ Madagascar: Toliara Prov. / Forêt de Kirindy, 15.5 km 64º / ENE Marofandilia, elev 100m / 20º 2’ 42”S 44º 39’ 44” E / 28 Nov.—3 Dec. 2001 // coll: Fisher, Griswold et al. / California Acad. of Sciences / at light—in tropical dry forest / collection code: BLF4603 // CASENT / 3004663” one female ( AFSC)GoogleMaps  “ Madagascar: Mahajanga / Prov. Forêt de Tsimembo , / 8.7 km 330º NNW Soatana / elev 20m 21–25 Nov. 2001 / 19º 1’ 17”S 44º 26’ 26” E // coll: Fisher, Griswold et al. / California Acad. of Sciences / at light—in tropical dry forest / collection code: BLF4512 // CASENT / 3004683” one male ( AFSC)GoogleMaps  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Genus

Orientafroinsularis

Loc

Orientafroinsularis pulverulenta ( Distant, 1905b )

Sanborn, Allen F. 2021
2021
Loc

Chremistica pulverulenta madagascariensis

Boulard, M. 2001: 130
2001
Loc

Antankaria pulverulenta madagassa

Boulard, M. 1999: 95
1999
Loc

pulverulenta

Distant, W. L. 1905: 199
1905