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Abstract: In order to broaden our understanding about cicada diversity of northeastern India, a comprehensive survey was conducted in the year 2017, in Garo, Khasi, and Jainta hills of Meghalaya and an occasional opportunistc survey was carried out in northern West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh. During these surveys, we came across four species of cicadas, viz., Meimuna dufelsi, Dundubia annandalei, Balinta tenebricosa, and Orientopsaltria fangrayae, which were not reported from India earlier and among them the genus Orientopsaltria is being reported for the frst tme from the country. This work provides an account of the taxonomy, natural history, distributon, and acoustcs of these four species of cicadas along with their atribute to the culture and customs of the indigenous tribes of the landscape. Keywords: Acoustcs, Garo Hills, Jainta Hills, Khasi Hills, new distributon report, natural history, northeastern India, northern Bengal, Orientopsaltria, taxonomy
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 Sarkar, V., C. Mahapatra, P.P. Mohapatra & M.V. Nair (2020).       
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         

2018).

           
        
of Meghalaya.                
       



               


A



Vivek Sarkar 1  2  3 & 4
¹,2

1,4
4
1  , 2 
, 4 

      
  
Meimuna duelsi, Dundubia annandalei,
Balinta tenebricosa, and Orientopsaltria fangrayae, Orientopsaltria
     

        
Orientopsaltria, taxonomy.

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  


        th century (Price

       
     
          
       

         

        

       
       

 


        
        
  Meimuna duelsi   Dundubia
annandalei   Balinta tenebricosa 
1888), and Orientopsaltria fangrayae  


         

        

          
Dundubia
        
         
        

       
           
         

       
       
        
 
        
       

   



         


  

  

        
          
 
th



      


Meimuna duelsi Boulard, 2005

Meimuna 
        
         
     
       
       
        
       
  M. cassandra, M. gamameda, M.
microdon, M. pallida, M. silhetana, M. tripurasura, and
M. velitarisMeimuna
duelsi

         
 

  


      

Addions to the cicada fauna of India Sarkar et al.
Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 June 2020 | 12(9): 16021–16042 16023
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       
        
        
          
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
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  
       

   



part
Meimuna duelsi VS-
AA222
Dundubia annandalei
VS-AA532
Balinta tenebricosa
VS-AA268
Orientopsaltria fangrayae
VS-AA438
1.    26.95mm 52.00mm
2.  20.91mm 20.92mm. 14.51mm 28.66mm
  9.82mm   14.46mm
4.    1.94mm 
5.  10.24mm  8.00mm 
6.    2.92mm 6.16 mm
   9.26mm  
8.  5.98mm 5.49mm 4.18mm 8.06mm
9.   1.00mm  
10.   14.55mm 15.29mm 21.29mm
11.


including labrum and
mentum)
6.61mm  4.99mm 

Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 June 2020 | 12(9): 16021–16042
Addions to the cicada fauna of India Sarkar et al.
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
      

   
    
        
          
   
       
       

 th          


  


          
        
         
       
         
 
      

at the centre and approaching the black border of the
median patch but not adjoining. A faint trail of black line
     
      




        
       
        





  

        
       
         
    
        
         

 
       
          
        


     
        
       
           

        

   
        
    
        
 th    
       
th to 6th
       
 

         

  

         
      
black.
      
        
         

       

        





 
 
ndrd

       
   
th tergite. 5th and 6th
 rd, 4th and
5th 
and 6th
Addions to the cicada fauna of India Sarkar et al.
Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 June 2020 | 12(9): 16021–16042 16025
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       

           
   
       
 
         
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


       
       
        
         

  
      

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 

      
        
   
     
      
       
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

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     

  

         
         
        
Meimuna duelsi
   
          
      
         
       
         
         

   
       
      
   
        
        
  
  
          
         
        

         
       



   

        
reported from the upper part of Meghalaya and they
occur at a maximum height of 880m at one of the hill


       
       


       
        





        
    
   


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       

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      
   



    

         
   


          
  Meimuna duelsi    
        

         
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
Dundubia Amyot
       
    

      

     
        
  
       
       
      
  
  D. emanatura
  D. ensifera    , D.
hastata , D. laterocurvata, D.
nagarasingna, D. oopaga ,
D. ruvena , D. terpsichore 
and D. vaginata     
et al. 2016). Dundubia annandalei    
    

       
  Dundubia terpsichore  
         

 
      
 Dundubia
annandalei      
Dundubia
terpsichore

      
     

male.


  

collected in 2015 from Koler par Village, Coochbehar


        
     
          

         
      
      

         
       
        
        
           

             
       
      
        

   
       

in appearance.
       



      
          

          
          
      
 
  



       
      
        
      


          
 
       

  
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Dundubia annandalei: 


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    

     

     



  
     


    

 
        

      

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
       


       
    

         
         

      


       
    
   
   
 
          
  
         

        
        

       
        
Pomponia         
       



   

      
     

 
      
         
and Euterpnosia madhava     
         
      
        
Chremisca ribhoi


hardened Dundubia annandalei     


Euterpnosia madhava
          
 
   
Chremisca ribhoi



D. annandalei
         

  



  
      


   


       
    

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       

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 Dundubia annandalei     
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
       

Balinta tenebricosa

Balinta tenebricosa     
      Gaeana tenebricosa
Balinta
Gaeana    

part of tegumina only about one-third of the length of

Balinta
Balinta delinendaBalinta octonotata
   Balinta sanguiniventris
        B.
tenebricosa   B. octonotata   
B. octonotata
   

         
     B. tenebricosa  
      
   
      
B.
tenebricosa  




 

        
        
  
in the paper.

  
      
   
          






      
at the edge joining the head and pronotal collar. A pale
      
      
        


        

         
        
       

       
 


       
      
        
       
        
       
       
        

      

       


  
       

       
       
  
 
        
   

B. octonotata



        
B. octonotata  
        
       
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 
       
       Balinta
octonotata      
     
         

     
      


         
   




   



      

 


         
      

       

         
      
 

      
          

        
       
   
   


 

 


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    
       
      
   
       
        
         
        
         



       
         
       
 
       
        
        
        
  


        


        
     Balinta octonotata
    
       
        
        
    
       
        


Orientopsaltria fangrayae Boulard, 2001

 Orientopsaltria     
     
      
   
         
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Balinta tenebricosa
   Orientopsaltria are medium to fairly
Cosmopsaltria
Stål, 1866 or Dundubia 
CosmopsaltriaOrientopsaltria

     Dundubia they have bi
     
    Dundubia   
        
      
      
    
 
  
         
       
   
      
       
       


  Orientopsaltria fangrayae   
        
     

      





         


       
       

      

       
         



   
       
       



       
       

      
        

       
         
      
         
    
   
        
       
     
        
       

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  
       



      
   
       
 


  

         
       
   
       

        


         
 
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     


          
 




          
        




 
  




        
       
       
         
       
        


  




 

   Prunus  Rhododendron
., and Castanopsis  





      
 
       
     
  
         


        

         
      
         

     
        




     

   

       
         
 
   
        

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        
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
     
       
       
       
      



       

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        
        
        



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     
 
 Biologie et Evoluon des
Insectes
        
       
[Rhynchota, Cicadoidea, Cicadidae]. Revue Francaise d’Entomologie

        
     
Cicadoidea, Cicadidae]. Revue Française d’Entomologie  

       
      
  Ecole Praque des Hautes
Etudes, Travaux du Laboratoire Biologie et Evoluon des Insectes
Hemipteroidea
         
Insectes
       
        
      
(Rhynchota, Auchenorhyncha, Cicadidae). Lambillionea  

 The Cicadas of Thailand, General and Parcular
Characteriscs, Volume 1.
 
        
     
    Lambillionea



(Rhynchota, Cicadoidea, Cicadidae). Nouvelle Revue d’Entomologique

         
Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 June 2020 | 12(9): 16021–16042
Addions to the cicada fauna of India Sarkar et al.
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      
Ecole Praque des Hautes
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 The Cicadas of Thailand Volume 2: Taxonomy and Sonic Ethology

              
Annali del Museo Civico di storia naturale
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
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 Chremisca ribhoi


Bullen of the Naonal Science Museum, Series A (Zoology)
 
Entomologica Basiliensia
Cicadidae Museum Bullen
       

      
Records of the Australian Museum 

            Orientopsaltria Kato, 1944
   Zootaxa
582. 

           
    Biodiversity Data Journal   

 Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha)
            
Zootaxa
                
      

               Lahugada
dohertyi           
   Journal of Threatened Taxa   

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   
 
     
    
       
      
      
       
     
      
      

     
    
      

    


     

      
    
     
   

      
    
     
     
     
  
   
      
      
     
      
       
      
     
      
     
   Dundubia annandalei
and Pathik Saha, and Priyam Chakrabarty
      

      
    
 
     
     
      

     
     
      
report of Orientopsaltria fangrayae. All
     
     
     
     
    
      
    
    

   




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Trachypithecus obscurus 

– Andie Ang, Sabrina Jabbar & Max Khoo, Pp. 15967–15974
Semnopithecus johnii
Spriam

– K.S. Chetan Nag, Pp. 15975–15984

– Bhargavi Srinivasulu, Harpreet Kaur, Tariq Ahmed Shah, Gundena Devender, Asad Gopi,
Sreehari Raman & Chelmala Srinivasulu, Pp. 15985–16005
Houbaropsis bengalensis

– Hem Sagar Baral, Tek Raj Bha, Sailendra Raj Giri, Ashok Kumar Ram, Shyam Kumar Shah,
Laxman Prasad Poudyal, Dhiraj Chaudhary, Gitanjali Bhaacharya & Rajan Amin,
Pp. 16006–16012
Neophron
percnopterus 
– Charn Kumar, Amritpal Singh Kaleka & Sandeep Kaur Thind, Pp. 16013–16020


–Vivek Sarkar, Cuckoo Mahapatra, Pratyush P. Mohapatra & Manoj V. Nair, Pp. 16021–16042
Ucides cordatus
 

– Laiza Fernanda Quintanilha Ribeiro, Laura Helena de Oliveira Côrtes & Ana Paula Madeira
Di Benedio, Pp. 16043–16047


– M. Tadwalkar, A. Joglekar, M. Mhaskar & A. Patwardhan, Pp. 16048–16063
Ceropegia

– Savita Sanjaykumar Rahangdale & Sanjaykumar Ramlal Rahangdale, Pp. 16064–16076

– K.A. Sreejith, V.B. Sreekumar, P. Prashob, S. Nita, M.P. Prejith & M.S. Sanil, Pp. 16077–
16098

– Arun Christy & Binu Thomas, Pp. 16099–16109

– Diptosh Das, Entaj Tarafder, Meghma Bera, Anirban Roy & Krishnendu Acharya,
Pp. 16110–16122



– S.R. Ganesh, S. Bhupathy, P. Karthik, G. Babu Rao & S. Babu, Pp. 16123–16135
Euphlycs cyanophlycs 

– Pankaj A. Gorule, Sachin M. Gosavi, Sanjay S. Kharat & Chandani R. Verma, Pp. 16136–
16142
Olepa schleini


– Aparna Sureshchandra Kalawate, Shital Pawara, A. Shabnam & K.P. Dinesh, Pp. 16143–
16152
Sphrageidus

– Amritpal Singh Kaleka, Devinder Singh & Gagan Preet Kour Bali, Pp. 16153–16160
Eurema nilgiriensis


– Balakrishnan Valappil & V.K. Chandrasekharan, Pp. 16161–16165



– Muzaar A. Kichloo, Sudesh Kumar & Neeraj Sharma, Pp. 16166–16169
Indotestudo elongata

– Arif, Sourabh Verma, Ayesha Mohammad Maslehuddin, Uam, Ambarish Kumar Mall,
Gaurav Ojha & Hemkant Roy, Pp. 16170–16172
Xiphopenaeus kroyeri

– Keltony de Aquino Ferreira, Leandro Rabello Monteiro & Ana Paula Madeira Di
Benedio, Pp. 16173–16176
Pratapa deva lila 

– Sanjay Sondhi, Pp. 16177–16179
Apharis lilacinus

–K.S. Gopi Sundar, Swa Kiur, Vijay Kumar Koli & Utkarsh Prajapa, Pp. 16180–16182
Crocothemis servilia 

– R.V. Renjith & A. Vivek Chandran, Pp. 16183–16186
Nasutermes callimorphus

– Igor Eloi, Mário Herculano de Oliveira & Maria Avany Bezerra-Gusmão, Pp. 16187–
16189


– Khirod Sankar Das & Sudipta Choudhury, Pp. 16190–16192

Panthera leo

– Dimitri Dagorne, Abdoulaye Kanté & John B. Rose, Pp. 16193–16194

Threatened Taxa

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