Additions to the cicada (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadidae) fauna of India: first report and range extension of four species with notes on their natural history from Meghalaya

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Vivek Sarkar
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0091-0288
Cuckoo Mahapatra
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2484-7324
Pratyush P. Mohapatra
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8966-297X
Manoj V. Nair
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0063-0251

Abstract

 In order to broaden our understanding about cicada diversity of northeastern India, a comprehensive survey was conducted in the year 2017, in Garo, Khasi, and Jaintia hills of Meghalaya and an occasional opportunistic survey was carried out in northern West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh.  During these surveys, we came across four species of cicadas, viz., Meimuna duffelsi, Dundubia annandalei, Balinta tenebricosa, and Orientopsaltria fangrayae, which were not reported from India earlier and among them the genus Orientopsaltria is being reported for the first time from the country.  This work provides an account of the taxonomy, natural history, distribution, and acoustics of these four species of cicadas along with their attribute to the culture and customs of the indigenous tribes of the landscape.

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Sarkar, V., Mahapatra, C., Mohapatra, P.P. and Nair, M.V. 2020. Additions to the cicada (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadidae) fauna of India: first report and range extension of four species with notes on their natural history from Meghalaya. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 9 (Jun. 2020), 16021–16042. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5668.12.9.16021-16042.
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Vivek Sarkar, North Orissa University, Department of Zoology, Sri Ram Chandra Vihar, Takatpur, Mayurbhanj, Baripada, Odisha 757003, India.

Phd Scholar at North Orissa University, Department of Zoology, Sri Ram Chandra Vihar, Takatpur, Mayurbhanj, Baripada, Odisha 757003;

World Heritage Assistant at UNESCO C2C, Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani, Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand, India.

Pratyush P. Mohapatra, Zoological Survey of India, Central Zone Regional Centre, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482002, India.

Scientiest-D at Zoological Survey of India, Central Zone Regional Centre, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Manoj V. Nair, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Charleville, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179, India.

Deputy Director at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Charleville, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179

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