Extension in its distribution range and a new record for the cicada genus Salvazana Distant, 1913 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cryptotympanii) from India

Sudhanya Ray Hajong, Rodeson Thangkiew

Abstract


The cicada genus Salvazana Distant, 1913 is reported for the first time from India with the discovery of Salvazana mirabilis mirabilis Boulard, 2002 from Shillong in the northeastern state of Meghalaya in India.  This extends the northwestern distributional range of the genus Salvazana by more than a thousand kilometers.  Brief descriptions of the specimen along with photographs of various structures are provided.

 

Keywords


Cicada; Meghalaya; range extension; Salvazana mirabilis.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3781.10.3.11454-11458

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