Abstract

Myopsalta atrata (Goding & Froggatt) is redescribed in light of recently collected specimens that match the original type material. New evidence shows that M. atrata is restricted to the Hawkesbury Sandstone region, specifically in the vicinity of Greater Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. Two new species of Myopsalta are described from central western New South Wales: Myopsalta libritor sp.nov. and M. coolahensis sp.nov. Both occur in grassland, typically in association with alluvial terraces. In addition to morphological redescription, the species-specific calling song for each taxon is documented here for the first time.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Emery et al., 2015. Rec. Aust. Mus. 67(6): 185–199
Author
Nathan J. Emery; David L. Emery; Lindsay W. Popple
Year
2015
Title
Redescription of Myopsalta atrata (Goding and Froggatt) and description of two new species of Myopsalta Moulds (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from central western New South Wales
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
67
Issue
6
Start Page
185
End Page
199
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.67.2015.1646
Language
EN
Date Published
25 November 2015
Cover Date
25 November 2015
ISSN
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: HEMIPTERA; TAXONOMY
Digitized
25 November 2015
Available Online
25 November 2015
Reference Number
1646
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