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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4306.4.5

A new genus for North American Cicadetta species (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)

DAVID C. MARSHALL, KATHY B. R. HILL

Abstract


The generic classification of cicadas within the globally distributed tribe Cicadettini (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) has been challenging due to their often conservative morphology. A recent molecular analysis has indicated that the six North American taxa currently classified in Cicadetta are unrelated to the European type species of Cicadetta, C. montana Scopoli. Here we identify a set of diagnostic morphological characters for a new genus, which we distinguish from its closest relatives in Eurasia and Australasia.

 


Keywords


Hemiptera, Cicadidae, Cicadettini, Cicadettana, morphology

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