Pycna madagascarensis ( Distant, 1879 ),

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: 17

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4673182

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scientific name

Pycna madagascarensis ( Distant, 1879 )
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Pycna madagascarensis ( Distant, 1879) 

Platypleura madagascarensis Distant 1879: 217  . (Tamatave, Madagascar)

Remarks.—The other species of the genus with a body length less than 37 mm and a wingspan less than 100 mm. Body length about 28–30 mm, wingspan about 91–95 mm ( Distant 1879; Karsch 1890; specimen in hand). It can be distinguished from P. angusta  by the pronotum width being about 16 mm, the oblique anterior angles of the pronotum, the unmarked mesonotum, the hour-glass shaped fulvous mark on dorsal abdominal tergites 1–3 on the otherwise piceous abdomen, the absence of a broad piceous margin on the opercula, and the piceous external margin of the hind wings. The song is a series of syllables that increase in intensity followed by a short tone of decreasing intensity with peak energy about 5 kHz but including a series of higher frequency harmonics ( Boulard 2006b; 2008).

Distribution.—The species is only known from Madagascar ( Metcalf 1963a; Duffels & van der Laan 1985; Sanborn 2013; 2020). The species has been reported from Tamatave, western Madagascar and Antananarivo, central Madagascar ( Karsch 1890; Distant 1879; Jacobi 1917).

Material examined.—“ Madagascar / Macvatanana” one male (AFSC).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Genus

Pycna

Loc

Pycna madagascarensis ( Distant, 1879 )

Sanborn, Allen F. 2021
2021
Loc

Platypleura madagascarensis

Distant, W. L. 1879: 217
1879