Fidicina mannifera ( Fabricius, 1803 ), Fabricius, 1803

Sanborn, Allen F., 2018, The cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of Panama including the description of six new species, three new combinations, one new synonymy, and nine new records, Zootaxa 4493 (1), pp. 1-69: 20-21

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4493.1.1

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4480572

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Fidicina mannifera ( Fabricius, 1803 )
status

 

Fidicina mannifera ( Fabricius, 1803)  

Tettigonia mannifera Fabricius 1803: 36   . (South America)

Cicada cantatrix Germar 1830: 41   .

Fidicina rana Walker 1850: 88   . (Unknown collecting locality)

Fidicina excavata Walker 1850: 92   . (South America)

Fidicina divisa Walker 1858a: 16   . ( Demerara, Guyana)

Fidicina africana Metcalf 1955   nom. nov. pro Cideaa (sic) plebeja Linné, 1767 nec Cicada plebja Scopoli 1763: 267   .

Remarks. Fidicina mannifera   is generally smaller than F. ethelae   with a wingspan less than 130 mm. The species can be distinguished further by the timbal cover of the male not extending below the metascutellar plate, the male operculum being an approximate equilateral triangle, the fore femora proximal spine being parallel to the femoral axis and the apical femoral spine being almost upright, and the lateral branch of the uncus is flat and does not recurve.

The species is a rainy season cicada   with emergence times reported between mid-April and mid-October ( Wolda 1977; 1989). The species calls at dawn, during the day and at dusk in Panama ( Wolda 1993) and has been associated with Zanthoxylum panamense Wilson ( Bartholomew & Barnhart 1984)   . This was the first cicada   to be shown to be endothermic regulating its body temperature using endogenous heat production ( Bartholomew & Barnhart 1984).

Distribution. The species has been recorded from the Antilles, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Surinam ( Metcalf 1963a; Duffels & van der Laan 1985; Dorval et al. 2011; Maccagnan & Martinelli 2011; Sanborn 2011a; 2011b; 2013; 2014). Some of these references may correspond to one or more of the species similar to F. mannifera   described by Boulard & Martinelli (1996). The species has been reported from David (= San José de David, Chiriquí) ( Distant 1881), Barro Colorado Island ( Bonaccorso 1979; Bartholomew & Barnhart 1984; Johnson & Foster 1986), Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone, 120 m altitude in lowland forest ( Wolda 1977; 1989; Wolda & Ramos 1992), Las Cumbres, 15 km north of Panama City ( Wolda 1993), and Las Cumbres, Province of Panama, 150 m altitude in secondary growth forest ( Wolda & Ramos 1992) in Panama.

Material examined. “PANAMA: Panama / Cerro Azul 335 m / VI –8–1993 / B   . Ratcliffe & M. Jameson ” two males ( AFSC); “ PANAMÁ: Canal / Zone, Fort / Kobbe VI –9–1985 / E   . Riley & D. Rider ” one male ( AFSC); “ Las Cumbres / Panama Prov. R.P. / 25 May 1968 ” one female ( AFSC); “Las Cumbres / Panama Prov. R.P. / 4 July 1967 ” one male ( AFSC); “ PANAMA   : Pan. Prv. / Cerro Azul / May 29, 1983 / J   . E. Wappes ” one male ( AFSC); “ PANAMA CANAL ZONE / Barro Colorado I. / 17 August 1977 / G   . A. Bartholomew ” one male and one female ( AFSC); “ Barro Colorado I. / CZ Panama / V –1982 / R B & L S Kimsey ” one male ( AFSC); “ Barro Colorado I. / CZ Panama / VI 7 1982 / R B & L S Kimsey ” one female ( AFSC); “ PANAMA   : Canal Zone / Base of Cerro / Galera VI-6-1985 / E. Riley & D. Rider // LSAM / 0300543” one female ( LSAM); “ PANAMA   : Canal Zone / Base of Cerro / Galera VI-6-1985 / E. Riley & D. Rider // LSAM / 0300544” one male ( LSAM); “ Panama   : Barro Colorado Isl. / N 09° 09.861’ W 79° 50.201’ / 1 August 2005 —(WGS 84) / M. Ferro—Hand Collecting // LSAM / 0300500” one female ( LSAM). GoogleMaps  

LSAM

Louisiana State Arthropod Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Genus

Fidicina

Loc

Fidicina mannifera ( Fabricius, 1803 )

Sanborn, Allen F. 2018
2018
Loc

Tettigonia mannifera

Fabricius 1803 : 36
Loc

Cicada cantatrix

Germar 1830 : 41
Loc

Fidicina rana

Walker 1850 : 88
Loc

Fidicina excavata

Walker 1850 : 92
Loc

Fidicina divisa

Walker 1858a : 16
Loc

Fidicina africana

Scopoli 1763 : 267