Taphura minusculus Thouvenot, 2012

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 : 477

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6041536

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scientific name

Taphura minusculus Thouvenot, 2012
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Taphura minusculus Thouvenot, 2012  

Taphura minusculus Thouvenot 2012: 313   (type material in the collection of the Linnean Society of Lyon ).  

Type locality. French Guiana, Road to Bélizon, kilometer mark 3, then forest path kilometer mark 9.  

Remarks. This is the smallest of the Taphura   species. It has a similar appearance to T. boulardi   , which is also from French Guiana, but T. minisculus   has a body length of only 6 mm ( Thouvenot 2012) compared to the body length of 11.3–13.0 mm for T. boulardi (Sanborn 2011)   . The claspers curve dorsally then form a terminal hook.

Distribution. The species is currently known only from the type series collected in French Guiana ( Thouvenot 2012).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadidae

Genus

Taphura

Loc

Taphura minusculus Thouvenot, 2012

Sanborn, Allen F. 2017
2017
Loc

Taphura minusculus

Thouvenot 2012: 313
2012