Malagasia inflata Distant, 1882

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: 51

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4673321

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scientific name

Malagasia inflata Distant, 1882
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Malagasia inflata Distant, 1882  

Malagasia inflata Distant 1882: 337   . ( Madagascar)

Remarks.—The largest species of the genus with a body length about 40–42 mm and wingspan about 98–108 mm ( Distant 1882). The body size, inflated male abdomen with a piceous posterior margin to the abdominal tergites, and bronzing restricted to the distal fore wing quickly distinguish the species from its congeneric species. The song is a series of short buzzes about 1.5 s in duration increasing in intensity to about 1 s with a short decrease in intensity followed by the loudest and most rapid production of timbal clicks completing the syllable with peak energy about 1.4 kHz ( Boulard 2006b).

Distribution.—The species is known only from Madagascar ( Metcalf 1963b; Sanborn 2013). Jacobi (1917) reported the species from Antananarivo, central Madagascar.

Material examined.—“ MADAGASCAR: / Fianarantsoa Province / Ranomafana Natl. Park / Talatakely, 900 m elev. / 21.25ºS, 47.42ºE // 2–22 January 2001 / D.H. & K.M. Kavanaugh, / R.L. Brett, E. Elsom, / and F. Vargas collector. // CASENT / 3002728” one male ( AFSC) GoogleMaps   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Genus

Malagasia

Loc

Malagasia inflata Distant, 1882

Sanborn, Allen F. 2021
2021
Loc

Malagasia inflata

Distant, W. L. 1882: 337
1882