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Neotropical Entomology

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SANBORN, Allen F.. New records of Brazilian cicadas including the description of a new species (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea, Cicadidae). Neotrop. entomol. [online]. 2008, vol.37, n.6, pp.685-690. ISSN 1519-566X.

A new species of Proarna Stål is described from southern Brazil. Proarna gianucai sp. nov. is distinguished by its coloration and genitalia. The species inhabits coastal dune environments and is associated with the perennial grass Panicum racemosum (P. Beauv.) Spreng. Adults are active from December to March. The first records of Carineta durantoni Boulard, Carineta gemella Boulard, Carineta pilifera Walker, Fidicina christinae Boulard & Martinelli, Fidicina torresi Boulard & Martinellli, Fidicinoides determinata (Walker), Fidicinoides distanti (Goding), Fidicinoides glauca (Goding), Majeorona truncata Goding, and Zammara columbia Distant for Brazil are provided. The new species and new records bring the total cicada diversity of Brazil to 146 species.

Palabras clave : Proarna gianucai; taxonomy; Auchenorrhyncha; Brazil.

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