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A note on the taxonomy and natural history of the Summer Clicker Lahugada dohertyi (Distant, 1891) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadidae) along with its distribution in northern West Bengal, India

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Lahugada dohertyi is one of the many lesser-known cicadas of northeastern India which has never been studied since its discovery. Recently, a century later, a population of this elusive cicada was discovered in northern West Bengal. This paper gives an account on its distribution in northern West Bengal, taxonomy, and natural history and suggests a common name based on its call and habitat preferences.
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  
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
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
Abstract: Lahugada dohertyi                
             
    
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Keywords:


PLATINUM

Taxonomy and natural history of Lahugada dohertyi Sarkar
Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 July 2019 | 11(9): 14128–14136 
INTRODUCTION
Lahugada dohertyi     
        
        
     

Pomponia dohertyi
        
Lahugada
 .    Pomponia 
 
     
        
        
     
          
      
 

       

        
    
         
      
  




        

       

     
     
       

        

       

  
        
        
    
        
    Lahugada dohertyi  

Imaging:      
 
 
        

      
  


       

 
      
  

Morpho-taxonomy:     
        


Measurement:






 
 
   
        

        
     









  
       

     
       
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Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 July 2019 | 11(9): 14128–14136
Taxonomy and natural history of Lahugada dohertyi Sarkar
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Lahugada
     
        
      
        
        
     
   

   
     
  

     was recorded in northeastern India | C—

was recorded in

District Locality  Longitude
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
Taxonomy and natural history of Lahugada dohertyi Sarkar
Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 July 2019 | 11(9): 14128–14136 
      
 


Diagnosis of 
     

       
         
       

  







    

Thorax: 

        
      
      
        

        
      
       
        



        
       
      
        


        
        
        
     

      
        
      
    


       

   
    

       


 
 
      

Abdomen:     
      
      
     




Image 1.     a—
          

Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 July 2019 | 11(9): 14128–14136
Taxonomy and natural history of Lahugada dohertyi Sarkar
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Image 2. 
male genitalia
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Taxonomy and natural history of Lahugada dohertyi Sarkar
Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 July 2019 | 11(9): 14128–14136 
Figure 2.         

another | 6—length of the pronotum from the back of the head to the lower end of pronotal collar | 7—width of the mesonotum | 8—length


Male genitalia:     
         
   
       
         
     
        
  

  


    

  


B. Collected specimen
       
       
        
        
  

        
       
Body part
Measurement

Measurement of

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Table 2. General measurements of the collected specimen.
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Taxonomy and natural history of Lahugada dohertyi Sarkar




    

D. Bionomics
      
        
      
      
   Dendrocnide sinuate  
Diplazium
       
      

     
         
         
          
        
       
      
 

Behaviour:        
    
 
          


         
          
 
         
        
       
         
      

         
Diplazium
   
       
     
Dendrocnide sinuate
        
    Dendrocnide sinuate 
  Diplazium     
 Solanum     
        

Larval morphology
        
       

        
        
       
        

        

         




Proposed common name
       
      


-        


       

- 
      
 


       

  
         
         


  

        
Dendrocnide
sinuate.   Dendrocnide
sinuate   
Taxonomy and natural history of Lahugada dohertyi Sarkar
Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 July 2019 | 11(9): 14128–14136 
larval exuviae: A—dorsal view | B—lateral view | C—ventral view |D—closeup of head from below | E—foreleg
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Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 July 2019 | 11(9): 14128–14136
Taxonomy and natural history of Lahugada dohertyi Sarkar

        

         
         
      
         
        
      
Areca catechu
Lahugada dohertyi
      Dundubia

        
Lahugada        
       
     
         
    

     
      





A Monograph of Oriental Cicadidae, Parts 3 & 4.

       The Annals
and Magazine of Natural History   

The Fauna of Brish India, including Ceylon and
Burma. Rhynchota. Vol. III (Heteroptera – Homoptera)  
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       
        
      
ZooKeys
         
       
Records of the Australian Museum

      

    Biodiversity Data Journal 

   Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera:
Auchenorrhyncha)
Threatened Taxa
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
environmental factors in the UNESCO
– Naaporn Plangklang, Chaichat Boonyanusith & Sujeephon Athibai,
Pp. 14087–14100



– Dhan Bahadur Gurung, Nima Gyeltshen, Kezang Tobgay, Sg Dalström,
Jangchu Wangdi, Bhakta Bahadur Ghalley, Lekey Chaida, Phuntsho, Ngawang
Gyeltshen, Kelzang Dawa, Tandin Wangchuk, Rebecca Pradhan, Thomas Hoijer &
Choki Gyeltshen, Pp. 14101–14111
Diurnal 

– Thomas Edward Marler, Pp. 14112–14118


– Aluri Jacob Solomon Raju, Pp. 14119–14127
A note on the taxonomy and natural history of the Summer Clicker


– Vivek Sarkar, Pp. 14128–14136



– Amar Paul Singh, Krish De, Shagun Mahajan, Ritwik Mondal &
Virendra Prasad Uniyal, Pp. 14137–14143

– Sudhir Ranjan Choudhury, Manju Siliwal & Sanjay Keshari Das, Pp. 14144–
14157


– Tanveer Ahmed, Harendra Singh Bargali, Deepa Bisht, Gajendra Singh Mehra &
Afullah Khan, Pp. 14158–14165

– Golusu Babu Rao, Santhanakrishnan Babu, Goldin Quadros &
Vijaykumar Anoop, Pp. 14166–14186



– Deba Kumar Dua & Parikshit Kaka, Pp. 14187–14193



– Deepak Rai & Jyo, Pp. 14194–14203



– Jibankumar Singh Khuraijam & Jaideep Mazumdar, Pp. 14204–14211


– Kante Krishna Prasad & Chelmala Srinivasulu, Pp. 14212–14215
 

– Basant Sharma, Anoj Subedi, Bandana Subedi, Shristee Panthee &
Pushpa Raj Acharya, Pp. 14216–14219


– Nadisha Sidhu, Jimmy Borah, Sunny Shah, Nidhi Rajput & Kajal Kumar Jadav,
Pp. 14220–14223
Notes


– Vikas Kumar, Samiran Panday, Sudhansu Sekhar Dash, Bipin Kumar Sinha &
Paramjit Singh, Pp. 14224–14227
Codonopsis

– Khilendra Singh Kanwal, Umeshkumar Lalchand Tiwari, Lod Yama &
Mahendra Singh Lodhi, Pp. 14228–14231


– Kado Rinchen, Kinley Kinley, Chhimi Dorji & Dorji Wangmo, Pp. 14232–
14234


– Augusto Henrique Basta Rosa, Lucas Neves Perillo, Frederico Siqueira
Neves, Danilo Bandini Ribeiro & André Victor Lucci Freitas, Pp. 14235–14237


– Gaurab Nandi Das, Subrata Gayen, Motoki Saito & Kailash Chandra,
Pp. 14238–14241


– Duraikannu Vasanthakumar & Radheshyam Murlidhar Sharma, Pp. 14242–
14243


– Taimur Alsaid, Abdulrahman Aluwaisi, Sultan Albalushi, Zahran
Alabdulsalam, Said Alharsusi & Steven Ross, Pp. 14244–14246
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