Yanga argyrea ( Melichar, 1896 ),

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: 10

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4673137

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Yanga argyrea ( Melichar, 1896 )
status

rev. stat.

Yanga argyrea ( Melichar, 1896)  rev. stat.

Platypleura argyrea Melichar 1896: 198  . ( Madagascar)

Remarks.— Distant (1906) revised the status of the species to a variety (currently a subspecies under the latest edition of the Code (ICZN 1999)) without comment in his synonymic catalogue. This may have been based on the fact that Y. angyrea  rev. stat. and Y. pulverea ( Distant, 1882)  are the only known species of the genus to have hyaline hind wings. Melichar (1896) describes the species as having silver-gray marking on the fore wing and rounded male opercula while Y. pulverea  lacks the silver-gray marking on the fore wing, and has obliquely rounded lateral male opercula. In addition, Melichar (1896) listed the taxon as having a wingspan of 95 mm compared to the 105 mm listed by Distant (1882) for his species. Sanborn (2020) addressed a similar issue when Pycna angusta ( Butler, 1882)  was returned to species rank. Based on the size difference and the differences in the descriptions of the opercula the subspecies is returned to species status here to become Yanga argyrea ( Melichar, 1896)  rev. stat.

Yanga argyrea  rev. stat. can be distinguished from all but Y. pulverea  by the hyaline hind wings. The silvergray marking on the fore wing, the rounded male opercula and smaller wingspan (95 mm) of Y. argyrea  rev. stat. distinguish it from Y. pulverea  .

Distribution.—The species is only known from Madagascar ( Metcalf 1963a).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Genus

Yanga

Loc

Yanga argyrea ( Melichar, 1896 )

Sanborn, Allen F. 2021
2021
Loc

Platypleura argyrea

Melichar, L. 1896: 198
1896