On two species of Paectira Karsch (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from Kenya

Villet, M.H. (1999) On two species of Paectira Karsch (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from Kenya. African Entomology, 7 . pp. 151-153. ISSN 1021-3589

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Abstract

During an ongoing revision of the genera of southern African Cicadidae (Hemiptera), examination of the holotype of Xosopsaltria fuliginosa Distant, 1905, showed that this species is not a member of Xosopsaltria Karsch, 1890, but that it belongs in the genus Paectira Karsch, 1890 (= Inyamana Distant, 1905). It is redescribed and illustrated here. As Heller's (1980) revision of this genus highlighted the paucity of records of species in this endemic East African taxon, details of material of Paectira jeanuaudi Boulard, 1977, from the Rhodes University Entomological Collection are recorded here. The specimens are in the Natural History Museum, London (BMNH), and the Albany Museum, Grahamstown (AMGS). All drawings were made using a Wild M5 stereomicroscope and camera lucida, and morphometric details of specimens were measured with vernier callipers. Anatomical terminology follows Boulard (1972) and Villet (1987,1997).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Africa; Cicadidae, Cicadomorpha, Homoptera, Morphology, Diagnosis (taxonomy)
Subjects:Q Science > QL Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Zoology & Entomology
ID Code:1976
Deposited By: Prof Martin Villet
Deposited On:13 Jul 2011 11:05
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