Anopercalna distanti ( Karsch, 1890 ),

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: 57

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.4673335

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E58783-FFA6-FFF4-46BA-FBD4FAA6F8B1

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scientific name

Anopercalna distanti ( Karsch, 1890 )
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Anopercalna distanti ( Karsch, 1890) 

Malagasia distanti Karsch 1890: 123  . (Western Madagascar)

Remarks.— Karsch (1890) describes this species as a smaller version of Malagasia aperta  . It is a tawny species marked with piceous but lacks the opercula of M. aperta  . It is similar in size and markings to A. maculigena ( Signoret, 1860)  but can be distinguished by the complete transverse fascia on the head, the median ocellus surrounded by piceous and the mesothorax lacking significant marking in A. maculigena  . Body length about 16 mm, wingspan about 44 mm or 56 mm for males and females respectively ( Karsch 1890). Indigenous people use the species as a food source ( Randrianandrasana & Berenbaum 2015). The song is a series of repeating syllables ( Boulard 2008).

Distribution.—The species is known only from Madagascar ( Metcalf 1963b; Sanborn 2013). Jacobi (1917) reported the species from Tamatave, western Madagascar. Boulard (2008) reports the species from the surroundings of Ankofa, northeastern Madagascar.

Material examined.—“ MADAGASCAR: Province / Diego-Suarez, Montaigne / Francais, elev 150 m / 6–20 March 2001 // 12º 18’ 8” S, 49º 38’ 51” E / R. Harin’Hala coll. malaise / along forested limestone / ridge MA-01- 06-07 // CASENT / 3001857” one male ( AFSC)GoogleMaps  ; “ MADAGASCAR: Toamasina / Province, botanic garden / near entrance to Andasibe / National Park , / 7—16 November 2001 // 18º 55.58’ S, 48º 24.47’ E / collector: R. Harin’Hala / California Acad. of Sciences / malaise trap—tropical forest / elev 1025 m, MA-01-08B-19 // CASENT / 3007764” one male ( AFSC)GoogleMaps  ; “ MADAGASCAR: Province / d’Antananaarivo, botanic / garden near the entrance to / Andasibe National Park , / 23–30 April 2001 // 18º 55.58’ S, 48º 24.47’ E / collector: R. Harin’Hala / California Acad. of Sciences / malaise trap—tropical forest / elev 1025 m, MA-01-08B-01 // CASENT / 3001210” one male ( AFSC)GoogleMaps  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Genus

Anopercalna

Loc

Anopercalna distanti ( Karsch, 1890 )

Sanborn, Allen F. 2021
2021
Loc

Malagasia distanti

Karsch, F. A. F. 1890: 123
1890