Mouldspsaltria madegassa ( Boulard, 1996 ),

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: 19

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.4673204

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E58783-FF8C-FFDE-46BA-FC28FD51FA41

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scientific name

Mouldspsaltria madegassa ( Boulard, 1996 )
status

n. comb.

Mouldspsaltria madegassa ( Boulard, 1996)  n. comb.

Macrotristria madegassa Boulard 1996: 101  . (Dry forest on the Ermitage road, surroundings of Ambaja, northwest Madagascar)

Remarks.—The largest of the hyaline winged cicadas in Madagascar. It is a tawny and testaceous species marked with piceous, the anterior pronotal collar has a distinctive transverse fascia not reaching the lateral angle, macular infuscation on the fore wing radial and radiomedial crossveins and distal veins between apical cells, and white pubescence on the abdomen, denser on the anterolateral and posterior tergites. Body lengths are 38–40 mm and wingspans are 121–123 mm ( Boulard 1996). The song is a continuous train of sound pulses modulated in intensity ( Boulard 1996).

Distribution.—The species is only known from Madagascar ( Sanborn 2013). Boulard (1996) reported the species from the dry forest on the Ermitage road, surroundings of Ambaja, northwest Madagascar.

Material examined.—Detailed images of one male and one female paratype were kindly provided by M.S. Moulds. “ MADAGASCAR, 20 km / Nord d’Ambanja / 21.XI.1995 / Mic. BOULARD, réc. // Mission / Singer-Polignac / Nov.-Dec. 1995 / Michel Boulard”  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Genus

Mouldspsaltria

Loc

Mouldspsaltria madegassa ( Boulard, 1996 )

Sanborn, Allen F. 2021
2021
Loc

Macrotristria madegassa

Boulard, M. 1996: 101
1996