Palapsalta Moulds, 2012

Owen, Christopher L. & Moulds, Max S., 2016, Systematics and Phylogeny of the Australian Cicada Genus Pauropsalta Goding and Froggatt, 1904 and Allied Genera (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadettini), Records of the Australian Museum 68 (4), pp. 117-200 : 182

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https://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.2201-4349.68.2016.1598

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scientific name

Palapsalta Moulds, 2012
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Genus Palapsalta Moulds, 2012

Palapsalta Moulds, 2012: 167–169 .

Type species. Melampsalta eyrei Distant, 1882 . By original designation.

Included species. circumdata ( Walker, 1852) ; eyrei ( Distant, 1882) ; palaga n.sp.; serpens n.sp. virgulata ( Ewart, 1989) ; vitellina ( Ewart, 1989) .

Revised diagnosis

As defined by Moulds (2012) with the following additions: Head: postclypeus in dorsal view tending angular in outline but also confluent with anterior margin of head. Male genitalia: upper pygofer lobe shape in lateral view with basal portion of dorsal margin strongly angled to axis of pygofer, very broad basally and tapering to a broad apex; pygofer basal lobe flap-like, sometimes turned inwards, except in Palapsalta virgulata , Pal. circumdata and Pal. vitellina where it is spike-like; pygofer secondary basal lobe plate-like and well developed with outer face rounded, in lateral view clearly projecting and subtriangular with a broad base tapering to a pointed apex, in ventral view long and finger-like, except in Pal. circumdata and Pal. vitellina where it is lobe like and domed; uncus in dorsal view triangular with dorsal surface either flat or domed; claspers in lateral view extending no more than a little beyond margin of pygofer, claw-like with minimum or no cavity below except in Pal. serpens where claspers are long, projecting outward far beyond margin of pygofer and cavernous below for most of length; claspers with extreme basal region concave and not developed forward; pseudoparameres partly fused beyond their bases; endotheca dorsal region sclerotized less than lateral and ventral surfaces; endothecal shaft parallel-sided in apical region.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Loc

Palapsalta Moulds, 2012

Owen, Christopher L. & Moulds, Max S. 2016
2016
Loc

Palapsalta

Moulds, M 2012: 169
2012