Antankaria signoreti Metcalf, 1955,

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: 21

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.4673214

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scientific name

Antankaria signoreti Metcalf, 1955
status

 

Antankaria signoreti Metcalf, 1955 

Cicada punctipes Signoret 1860: 180. ( Madagascar)

Cicada madagascariensis Distant 1892: 57  . (North Madagascar)

Antankaria signoreti Metcalf 1955  nom. nov. pro Cicada punctipes Signoret, 1860 nec Zetterstedt, 1828: 267.

Remarks.—An ochraceous species covered in white pubescence and marked with fuscous or piceous. The generic characters will separate the only known species of the genus. The male opercula and tympanal cavity are proportionately large but the opercula still only extend to the anterior margin of sternite II. Body length is 13–18 mm, wingspan is 40–54 mm ( Signoret 1860; Stål 1866; Distant 1892; specimens in hand). The song is a pulsating train of syllables with peak energy distributed between between 10.5 and 13.5 kHz sounding like a whistle ( Boulard 1999; 2006b).

Distribution.—The species has been reported only from Madagascar ( Metcalf 1963a; Sanborn 2013). Distant (1892) and Jacobi (1917) report the species from northern Madagascar. Jacobi (1917) also reported the species from Tulear, southwestern Madagascar. Boulard (1999) reports the species from the prairie in the surroundings of Beroka.

Material examined.—“ Madagascar / Tananarive // LeMoult” three males and one female ( AFSC)  ; “MADAGASCAR: Tulear Pr. / 18km NNW Betroka, 825m / 23º 09’ 48” S 45º 58’ 07” E / 21NOV1994 / M.A. Ivie & D. Pollock ” one male and one female ( AFSC)GoogleMaps  ; “ MADAGASCAR: Tulear Pr. / 18km NNW Betroka, 825m / 23º 09’ 48” S 45º 58’ 07” E / 22NOV1994 / M.A. Ivie & D. Pollock ” one male ( AFSC)GoogleMaps  ; “ MADAGASCAR: Tulear Pr. / nr. Benato, Betroka area / 23º 05’ 13” S, 45º 49’ 54” E / 20NOV1994 / M.A. Ivie & D. Pollock ” one male and one female ( AFSC)GoogleMaps  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Genus

Antankaria

Loc

Antankaria signoreti Metcalf, 1955

Sanborn, Allen F. 2021
2021
Loc

madagascariensis

Distant, W. L. 1892: 57
1892
Loc

Antankaria signoreti

Zetterstedt, J. W. 1828: 267
1828