A new species of the genus Cicadatra from Iran (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae)

Mozaffarian Fariba, Sanborn Allen F.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 39-48, 2013
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Abstract: A new species Cicadatra barbodi sp. nov. was collected from Lorestan province in western Iran and its morphology and calling song are described. The new species sings with the head downward and its song is comprised of a continuous series of steady phrases with short interecheme intervals. The average of duration for phrases and interecheme intervals was 1.442 and 0.047 seconds and the peak frequency was determined to be 9.562 kHz (n = 2). The average rate at which phrases were produced was 1.5 per second and the duration of pulses within phrases was 0.001 second. The diagnosis of morphological and acoustic characters of the new species from other closely related cicada species are also given. Cicadatra cataphractica Po­pov, 1989 is transferred to Psalmocharias Kirkaldy, 1908 to become Psalmocha­rias cataphractica (Po­pov, 1989) comb. nov.
Key words: Cicadidae, new species, calling song, Iran, Psalmocharias cataphratica, new combination
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