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Genus Pacarina

Pacarina puella Davis - Pacarina puella TX 13mm Cicada species - Pacarina puella Dwarf Cicada from arid southwestern Texas - Pacarina puella Tiny, tiny cicada -- Beameria venosa? - Pacarina Cicada - Pacarina Pacarina? - Pacarina - female Cicada - Pacarina Pacarina puella? - Pacarina puella
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas)
Family Cicadidae (Cicadas)
Subfamily Cicadinae
Tribe Fidicini
Genus Pacarina
Numbers
Only one North American species (1) (updated & additional taxonomic info now available)

US Range: AZ, NM, CO, TX, OK, & LA
Pacarina puella Davis, Kondratieff et al., 2002: 7, 13, 28.

US Range: AZ, NM, CO, and w. TX
Pacarina puella Davis (juniper variety), Sanborn and Phillips, 1995: 481.
Pacarina shoemakeri Sanborn and Heath, Sanborn et al., 2011a: 152, 153.

Other Neotropical members of the Genus Pacarina include the following:
Pacarina championi
Pacarina shumanni
Range
Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, & Louisiana (?)
Remarks
Quick tips for id:

Pacarina puella (associated with Mesquite) usually has more pronounced pattern in the wings
US Range: AZ, NM, CO, TX. OK. & LA

Pacarina shoemakeri (associated with junipers) usually has less infuscation (i.e. dark pattern)
US Range: AZ, NM, CO, and parts of OK & TX
See Also
Due to small size, they are often confused with Beameria and Cicadetta species.

US Range: AZ, NM, CO, TX, OK, & LA
Pacarina puella Davis, Kondratieff et al., 2002: 7, 13, 28.

US Range: AZ, NM, CO, and w. TX
Pacarina puella Davis (juniper variety), Sanborn and Phillips, 1995: 481.
Pacarina shoemakeri Sanborn and Heath, Sanborn et al., 2011a: 152, 153.
Print References
The genus Pacarina Distant, 1905 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) with the
description of a new species
Allen F. Sanborn*, Maxine S. Heath , Polly K. Phillips and James E. Heath
Department of Biology, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695, USA;
104 Hummingbird Circle, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609, USA; c17446 SW 33rd Court, Miramar,
FL 33029, USA
(Received 22 May 2011; final version received 17 December 2011; printed 28 February 2012)