Description of two new cicada species of the genus Poviliana Boulard (Insecta: Hemiptera, Cicadoidea, Cicadidae) from New Caledonia

Quentin Delorme, Hervé Jourdan, Christian Mille


Poviliana dayubiikii Delorme sp. nov. and Poviliana montrouzieri Delorme sp. nov. are described from New Caledonia. They are respectively found in mid altitude rain forest on Mont Panié (570 m) and Col des Roussettes (300 m). Male calling songs of the two new species are described from the field recordings. A key to the species of Poviliana is also provided.


Cicada, taxonomy, short-rang endemism, bioacoustics, Hemiptera, New Caledonia


Boulard, M. (1997) Nouvelles cigales remarquables originaires de la Nouvelle-Calédonie (Homoptera, Cicadoidea, Tibicinidae). In: Najt, J. & Matile, L. (Eds.) Zoologia Neocaledonica Vol. 4 Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, 171, 179–196.

Distant, W.L. (1914) Rhynchota from New Caledonia and the surrounding Islands. In: Sarasin, F. & Roux, J. (Eds.), Nova Caledonia. Recherches scientifiques en Nouvelle-Calédonie et aux îles Loyauté. Annal de Zoologie, 1 (1), 369–390, pl. 11–12.

Grandcolas, P., Murienne, J., Robillard, T., Desutter-Grandcolas, L., Jourdan, H., Guilbert, E. & Deharveng, L. (2008) New Caledonia: a very old Darwinian island? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 363, 3309–3317.

Gridi-Papp, M. (2004) SoundRuler acoustic analysis. Version 0.941, 2010-08-06. Available from: (accessed 15 May 2015)

Moulds, M. (2005) An appraisal of the higher classification of cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadoidae) with special reference to the Australian fauna. Records of the Australian Museum, 57, 375–446.

Myers, N., Mittermeier, R.-A., Mittermeier, C.-G., da Fonseca, G.-A. & Kent, J. (2000) Biodiversity hotspots for conservation priorities. Nature, 403, 853–858.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

ISSN 1175-5326 (Print Edition) & ISSN 1175-5334 (Online Edition)
Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand
A founding journal of Biotaxa