Tuesday, 13 October 2020

NOVATAXA: Four New Species of Australian Cicada

 

[Entomology • 2020] A Revision of the Australian Cicada Genus Punia Moulds, 2012 (Cicadidae: Cicadettinae: Cicadettini) with the Description of Four New Species


Punia species, adults in dorsal view. 
(1) Punia kolos sp.n., male; (2) P. kolos sp.n., female;
 (3) P. limpida sp.n., male, brown form; (4) P. limpida sp.n. male, green form; (5) P. limpida sp.n. female; 
(6) P. hyas sp.n., male; (7) P. hyas sp.n., female; 
(8) P. queenslandica sp.n., male; (9) P. queenslandica sp.n., female; 
(10) P. minima (Goding & Froggatt, 1904), male.
Moulds, 2020

Abstract
Punia minima (Goding & Froggatt, 1904) from the Northern Territory is redescribed and the female described for the first time. Four new species found across the monsoonal north of Australia are documented: P. hyas sp.n., P. limpida sp.n., P. kolos sp.n. and P. queenslandica sp.n. A key to all five species is provided and their phylogenetic relationships discussed.

Keywords: Hemiptera, Cicadoidea, monsoonal cicadas, key to Punia species


Punia species, adults in dorsal view. 
(1) Punia kolos sp.n., male; (2) P. kolos sp.n., female; (3) P. limpida sp.n., male, brown form; (4) P. limpida sp.n. male, green form; (5) P. limpida sp.n. female; (6) P. hyas sp.n., male; (7) P. hyas sp.n., female; (8) P. queenslandica sp.n., male; (9) P. queenslandica sp.n., female; (10) P. minima (Goding & Froggatt, 1904), male.


M.S. Moulds. 2020. A Revision of the Australian Cicada Genus Punia Moulds, 2012 (Cicadidae: Cicadettinae: Cicadettini) with the Description of Four New Species. Zootaxa. 4860(1); 101–115. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4860.1.5


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