DISTANTALNA ( TOSENA ) SPLENDIDA
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Classification

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Hemiptera

Family: Cicadidae

Subfamily: Tibiceninae

Tribe: Tosenini

Genus: Distantalna

Species: D. Splendida

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DISTANTALNA SPLENDIDA

Distantalna splendida splendida is a cicada found in China, Thailand, India, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

It was previously placed in the genus Tosena. A characteristic that distinguishes Distantalna splendida from the Tosena species is the partly pale hyaline tegmina and wings. The species of Tosena do not have hyaline parts in the tegmina and wings. It has been recorded from India, Myanmar and Thailand.

Body above black; front with a reddish spot at each basal angle; eyes, two small spots on vertex, four large spots to pronotum (two on disk and one at each posterior lateral angle) and two spots on disk of mesonotum, luteous. Body beneath and legs black; lateral margins of the face, a wide central annulation to femora, and a central discal series of subtriangular spots, sanguineous.

Tegmina and wings ( where not obscured by darker markings ) pale hyaline, exhibiting varied opaline luster, which in some lights is found to be ornamented with close and regular series of transverse darker strife ; tegmina at base (narrowly) and costal membrane shining blackish ; venation bright luteous and for two-thirds from base broadly margined with shining blackish, and a series of shining blackish marginal spots on the apices of longitudinal veins to apical areas largest and somewhat fused at apex; claval area pale greenish. Wings pale greenish for nearly two-thirds their area from the base; remaining apical area shining blackish, enclosing a submarginal series of pale opaline spots, of which the largest are subapical.


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