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Published: 2021-09-28

Platylomia kohimaensis n. sp.—a new cicada species (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from the Naga Hills in the Eastern Himalayas

Department of Zoology, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong-793022, Meghalaya, India.
Department of Zoology, Kohima Science College, Jotsoma Kohima, Nagaland- 797002, India.
Hemiptera Platylomia kohimaensis n. sp. Naga Hills East Himalayas taxonomy

Abstract

A new cicada species, Platylomia kohimaensis n. sp., belonging to the Platylomia radha group is described from the Naga Hills in the eastern Himalayas. It is a dusk singing, large-sized cicada that calls for a short window during the evening twilight hours. Timbalisation is in the form of a continuous and regular cackling. Photographs of adult male and female along with genitalia illustration and distribution map are provided. A sonogram along with Acoustic Identification Card is also provided.

 

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HAJONG, S. R. ., & LIMATEMJEN. (2021). <em>Platylomia</em> <em>kohimaensis</em> n. sp.—a new cicada species (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from the Naga Hills in the Eastern Himalayas. Zootaxa, 5047(1), 81–91. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5047.1.7