Pycna strix Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

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: 17-18

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4673192

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scientific name

Pycna strix Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843
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Pycna strix Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843  

Pycna strix Amyot & Audinet-Serville 1843: 463   . ( Madagascar)

Remarks.—The third of three species with a body length less than 37 mm and wingspan greater than 110 mm. Body length is about 35 mm, wingspan about 117–120 mm ( Amyot & Audinet-Serville 1843; Karsch 1890). It can be distinguished further from P. gigas   and P. rudis   by the piceous spot on the posterior of the lateral sigillae and the ground color cruciform elevation.

Distribution.—The species is only known from Madagascar ( Metcalf 1963a; Duffels & van der Laan 1985; Sanborn 2013; 2020).

Tribe Macrotristriini Moulds, 2018   (in Marshall et al. 2018b)

Macrotristriini Moulds 2018   (in Marshall et al. 2018b): 44.

Remarks.—The tribe was recently erected based on a five gene phylogenetic tree to incorporate two Australian genera, one of which includes a species from Madagascar ( Marshall et al. 2018b). Species of the tribe can be distinguished from other Cicadinae   by possessing a head with an elongated vertex so that the distance between the eye and supra-antennal plate is much longer than the length of the supra-antennal plate, male timbal covers are flat and reach the metathorax anteriorly but are a little reduced dorsally, and theca with one or two subapical theca (Marshall et al. 2018).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Genus

Pycna

Loc

Pycna strix Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843

Sanborn, Allen F. 2021
2021
Loc

Pycna strix

Amyot, C. J. B. & Audinet-Serville, A. 1843: 463
1843