Taphura hastifera ( Walker, 1858 ), Walker, 1858

Sanborn, Allen F., 2017, Generic redescription, seven new species and a key to the Taphura Stål, 1862 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadetttinae: Taphurini), Zootaxa 4324 (3), pp. 451-481: 470-471

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4324.3.3

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Taphura hastifera ( Walker, 1858 )
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Taphura hastifera ( Walker, 1858)  

Cicada hastifera Walker 1858: 25   (type material in BMNH). Cicada frontalis Walker 1858: 25   (type material in BMNH). Taphura frontalis Stål 1862b: 484   .

Taphura hastifera Distant 1906a: 138   .

Type locality. Brazil, Pará, Santarém.  

Remarks. This is a widespread species that is often common in collections. The claspers diverge laterally from their base and form a claw-like terminus. The basal pygofer lobes are reduced.

Distribution. The species has an expansive distribution over much of South America. It is currently known from Brazil, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela ( Metcalf 1963; Sanborn 2013) and was recently recorded from Argentina ( Sanborn & Heath 2014). The distribution of the species is expanded here to included Ecuador and Bolivia. The previous reports from Peru by Jacobi (1951) are from localities north and west of the area where T. attiguclava   n. sp. was collected so they do not appear to be misidentifications. The specimens listed as T. hastifera   by Pogue (1996) are considered to be T. attiguclava   n. sp. as discussed previously.

Material examined for new records. “ECUADOR: Napo Province / Misahualli Jungle Lodge area , jct. of / Rio Napo & Rio Misahualli, 1650- / 1900’ elev. S 1° 2’ 4.2”, W 77° 39’ / 49.2”, 5–12:IX:1998. C. & K. / Messenger ” nine males and three females ( UNSM), one female ( AFSC); “ ECUADOR GoogleMaps   : Napo Prov. / Jatun Sacha Biological Station / 77° 37’ W, 1° 04’ S, VII-24-26-1998 / lowland rainforest, 450 m / Ratcliffe, Jameson, Smith, Villatoro” eleven males ( UNSM), one male ( AFSC); “ ECUADOR GoogleMaps   : Napo Province / Misahualli Jungle Lodge area , jct. of / Rio Napo & Rio Misahualli, 1650– / 1900’ elev. S 1° 2’ 4.2”, W 77° 39’ / 49.2”, 13–20:IX:1998. C. & K. / Messenger ” four males and one female ( UNSM); “ ECUADOR: Prov GoogleMaps   . Napo / vic. Puerto Misahualli , / 1650-1900’ ft., 6–19-IX- / 1998 J.E. Eger, coll. // 1° 2’ 4.2” S lat. / 77° 39’ 49.2” W lon. / Mercury vapor & / Ultraviolet lights” one female ( AFSC); “ ECUADOR GoogleMaps   : Napo Prov. / Misahualli / 7 January 1989 / coll: B. A. Baugh / mercury vapor light” one male and one female ( UMRM); “ BOLIVIA   : Santa Cruz, 3.7 km / SSE Buena Vista, Hotel Flora / & Fauna , 430 m; 5-15-XI-2001 / coll. M.C. Thomas & B. Dozier / tropical transition forest, BLT ” 17 males and eight females ( FSCA), eight males and nine females ( AFSC); “ BOLIVIA   : Santa Cruz / 3.7 km SSE Buena Vista / Hotel Flora & Fauna / 17° 29.949’ S, 63° 33.152’ W // 406 m elev., blacklight trap /Tropical transition forest GoogleMaps   , 5-15-XI- 2001 / M.C. Thomas & B.K. Dozier ” two males and one female ( AFSC); “ Sta. Cruz de / la Sierra, Bol. / 450 m. / J. Steinbach // Nov. / 1910 // C.M. / Acc. 4549” one male ( CMNH); “Prov. del Sara / Bolivia   , 450 m. / J. Steinbach // Carn. Mus. / Acc. 6443” three males and one female ( CMNH); “ BOLIVIA   : Santa Cruz Buena / Vista vic. Flora & Fauna Hotel / 22-26-Oct-2002 / Morris / Wappes // STDC / UDCC00001 View Materials ” one male ( UDCC).  

UNSM

University of Nebraska State Museum

UMRM

W.R. Enns Entomology Museum

BLT

Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

CMNH

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

UDCC

University of Delaware

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Genus

Taphura

Loc

Taphura hastifera ( Walker, 1858 )

Sanborn, Allen F. 2017
2017
Loc

Taphura hastifera

Distant 1906: 138
1906
Loc

Cicada hastifera

Stal 1862: 484
Walker 1858: 25
Walker 1858: 25
1858