Pycna gigas ( Distant, 1881 ),

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: 16

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4673172

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pycna gigas ( Distant, 1881 )
status

 

Pycna gigas ( Distant, 1881) 

Platypleura gigas Distant 1881: 107  . ( Madagascar)

Remarks.—One of three species with a body length less than 37 mm and wingspan greater than 110 mm. Body length is about 34 mm and wingspan is about 122 mm ( Distant 1881). It can be distinguished further from P. rudis ( Karsch, 1890)  and P. strix Amyot & Audinet-Serville, 1843  by the ground color scutal depression, timbal cover color contrasting the abdominal tergites, and the lack of dense pile on the abdominal tergites.

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Genus

Pycna

Loc

Pycna gigas ( Distant, 1881 )

Sanborn, Allen F. 2021
2021
Loc

Platypleura gigas

Distant, W. L. 1881: 107
1881