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Species: O. Quadraticollis
Oxypleura quadraticollis is a species of insects from the order Hemiptera, from the family Cicadidae, from the subfamily Cicadinae and from the genus Oxypleura.
Oxypleura quadraticollis occurs in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Angola and likes Colophospermum mopane as a host plant.
Oxypleura quadraticollis exhibits characters of the genus Oxypleura. It has hind wings with six apical cells. The body, not stocky, has very little hairiness and the head, slightly conical or conical or flat, is slightly larger than the mesonotum. The homelytra do not have a very arched costal edge from the base and the costal membrane is not much wider than the costal areola. The homelytra and hindwings are entirely hyaline or stained near their insertions, the staining most commonly affecting the basal cell and clavus of tegmina. The wing limbus is narrow but equal in width to that of the homelytra. Paranota are pronounced, angular, sometimes very sharp. The eyes are not protruding.
Oxypleura quadraticollis has a black head with two ocher transverse bands. The vertex is black spotted with ocher. The frons are ocher at the edges with brick-colored hairs. The rostrum, brick-colored, is black at the tip. Antennas are black.
The prothorax is brick colored with black markings. The mesothorax, dull chestnut color, is marked with six black sub-triangular dots and two small black round dots. The methatorax is brick colored. The tergum is black with the edges of the ocher segments. The belly is brick colored, dark on the sides and transversely streaked with shiny black. The pectus and the drums (stridulating organs) are brick-colored.
The legs are brick-colored with slightly shiny black shins and black tarsi. The coxae are streaked with shiny black1.
The tegmina are hyaline white with ocher veins at the base, slightly shiny black. The front edges of the wings are black. Primary cells are black including a brick colored mark. The wings are white and hyaline with the veins in the frontal area tawny almost black. The elytra are greenish at the base.