Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pacarina puella Davis 1923
Replacement name for: Cicada signifera Walker 1858, which was preoccupied.
Syn: Pacarina signifera (Walker)
However, based on taxonomic notations, there may be a second species (range for 2nd was vague - ne TX, OK, & LA ???)
Tiny cicada with a BIG head (Andy Hamilton, 26 August, 2010)
AZ-LA, OK / Mex to C. Amer.
Various (subtropical scrub and semi-arid forests to macrothermal deciduous habitats)
Usually associated with Mesquite
Due to small size, they are often confused with Beameria
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.
Davis, W.T. 1923. Notes on North American cicadas with descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 31: 1–15. Full PDF
Walker, F. 1858. Supplement. List of the specimens of Homopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum: 1-307.