Taphura hastifera ( Walker, 1858a )

Sanborn, Allen F., 2019, The cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of Bolivia including the descriptions of fifteen new species, the resurrection of one genus and two species, seven new combinations, six new synonymies, and twenty-eight new records, Zootaxa 4655 (1), pp. 1-104 : 53

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4655.1.1

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3B65A3A8-2D1E-4031-8BD4-5A1A327C4ADE

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4361064

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scientific name

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

Cicada hastifera Walker 1858a: 25 . (Santarém, Pará, Brazil)

Cicada frontalis Walker 1858a: 25 . (Pará, Brazil)

REMARKS. A wide ranging 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. The species can be distinguished from T. demissa and T. misella by the lack of infuscation on the apex of the fore wing in these species. This species can be distinguished from T. nitida by the transverse piceous band on the anterior abdominal tergites and the drooping claspers of T. nitida ( Sanborn 2017a) .

DISTRIBUTION. The species ranges over much of South America. It is currently known from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela ( Metcalf 1963c; Sanborn 2013; 2017a; 2018c; Sanborn & Heath 2014).

MATERIAL EXAMINED. “ 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 / 17º 29.949’ S, 63º 33.152’ W // 406 m elev., blacklight trap /Tropical transition forest, 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) GoogleMaps .

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, 1858a )

Sanborn, Allen F. 2019
2019
Loc

Cicada hastifera

Walker, F. 1858: 25
1858
Loc

Cicada frontalis

Walker, F. 1858: 25
1858