Australian Museum Journal Two new species of Clinopsalta Moulds (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) and additional distribution records for Clinopsalta adelaida (Ashton), with notes on their distinctive calling songs

Shortform:
Popple and Emery, 2017. Rec. Aust. Mus. 69(4): 237–256
Author(s):
Lindsay W. Popple; David L. Emery
Year published:
2017
Title:
Two new species of Clinopsalta Moulds (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) and additional distribution records for Clinopsalta adelaida (Ashton), with notes on their distinctive calling songs
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
69
Issue:
4
Start page:
237
End page:
256
DOI:
10.3853/j.2201-4349.69.2017.1673
Language:
EN
Date published:
06 September 2017
Cover date:
06 September 2017
ISSN:
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: HEMIPTERA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
06 September 2017
Available online:
06 September 2017
Reference number:
1673
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (248kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (6717kb PDF)

Abstract

Two new species are described in the genus Clinopsalta Moulds. Clinopsalta autumna sp. nov. exhibits a warm temperate distribution from south-east Queensland south to Goulburn and Nerriga in eastern New South Wales. Clinopsalta semilunata sp. nov. has a patchy distribution in southern Queensland from Binjour Plateau west to near Miles, south to Yelarbon State Forest and Durikai State Forest, both near Inglewood. In addition to the descriptions of these new species, further distribution records are provided for C. adelaida (Ashton), which extend its distribution from south-eastern South Australia and northern Victoria to inland central and northern New South Wales. The species of Clinopsalta are small–medium sized cicadas (< 20 mm body length) with distinctive calling songs of an intermediate frequency (c. 6 to 18 kHz). The temporal structures of the calling songs follow a similar pattern in each species, comprising an introductory rattle followed by a series of clicking phrases. The call is characteristically accompanied with bouts of prominent wing-snapping, except in one species (C. semilunata sp. nov.).

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