The final instar exuvium of Pycna semiclara Germar, 1834 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)

J. M. Midgley, N. Bouwer, M. H. Villet

Abstract


Exuviae of the cicada Pycna semiclara were found next to freshly eclosed adults. The exuvium of Pycna se­miclara is described and illustrated for the first time and a key is presented to distinguish the exuvium of this species from those of Platypleura stridula and Platypleura capensis, the only other species of cicadas from southern Africa for which exuviae have been described.

To cite this paper: Midgley, J.M., Bouwer, N. & Villet, M.H. 2013. The final instar exuvium of Pycna semiclara Germar, 1834 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). African Invertebrates 54 (1): 171–175.

Published electronically: 14 May 2013
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D5494ECB-1C08-4888-BF05-C85EE3C0207B



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