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A new genus for North American Cicadetta species (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, 75 N. Eagleville Rd, Storrs, CT 06269-U3043, U.S.A.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, 75 N. Eagleville Rd, Storrs, CT 06269-U3043, U.S.A.
Hemiptera Cicadidae Cicadettini Cicadettana morphology


The generic classification of cicadas within the globally distributed tribe Cicadettini (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) has been challenging due to their often conservative morphology. A recent molecular analysis has indicated that the six North American taxa currently classified in Cicadetta are unrelated to the European type species of Cicadetta, C. montana Scopoli. Here we identify a set of diagnostic morphological characters for a new genus, which we distinguish from its closest relatives in Eurasia and Australasia.



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