Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea)Yoyetta sp. aff. aaede  

Undescribed Firetail Cicada at Booth, ACT

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Yoyetta sp. aff. aaede at Booth, ACT - 4 Jan 2018
Yoyetta sp. aff. aaede at Booth, ACT - 4 Jan 2018
Yoyetta sp. aff. aaede at Booth, ACT - 4 Jan 2018
Yoyetta sp. aff. aaede at Booth, ACT - 4 Jan 2018
Yoyetta sp. aff. aaede at Booth, ACT - 4 Jan 2018
Yoyetta sp. aff. aaede at Booth, ACT - 4 Jan 2018
Yoyetta sp. aff. aaede at Booth, ACT - 4 Jan 2018

Identification history

Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea) Yoyetta sp. aff. aaede 21 Jan 2018 michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014!
Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea) Yoyetta sp. aff. aaede 21 Jan 2018 michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014!
Cicada (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea) Yoyetta sp. (genus) 7 Jan 2018 lpopple
Popplepsalta sp. cf. notialis 7 Jan 2018 KenTMultiple Significant Sightings - KenT has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - KenT has reported over 500 sightings!

Significant sighting

michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014! noted:
21 Jan 2018

An unusual sighting of an undescribed species. See comments by Lindsay Popple.

Author's notes

Recorded at 08:30 daylight saving time approx. 150 mm above ground.

3 comments

lpopple wrote:
   7 Jan 2018
This species is illustrated on the following page: http://dr-pop.net/aaede-720.htm

It is not actually Y. aaede but a related, undescribed species. An update on the website is soon to follow once this species is described. It is quite a difficult species to observe. Well done Ken!

Popplepsalta is superficially similar but has dark infuscations adjacent to the apices of the page on the hind wings.
michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014! wrote:
   21 Jan 2018
Hi Lindsay
Since this is a distinct species, even if it is undescribed, it would be useful for us to separate it from the other Yoyetta sp. sightings. This will help us to find it and give it it's new name when it is described.
May I do that?
lpopple wrote:
   21 Jan 2018
Hi Michael,
Yes, by all means separate it out as a distinct species (e.g. Yoyetta sp. aff. aaede).

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Species information

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Sighting information

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