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Species Cacama furcata

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadidae (Cicadas)
Subfamily Cicadinae
Genus Cacama (Cactus Dodgers)
Species furcata (Cacama furcata)
C. furcarta appears to be easily confused with valvata, with which it may be sympatric across parts of the valvata range (??)
C. furcata: TL - "lower Calif." (=Mex??)

Differentiating furcata from valvata/dissimilis

furcata (Baja Calif. Mex): It is important to mention that C. furcata is described as having an "oranginsh" venter and operculae + "variegated orange and black at bases of wings". First cell at base of wing ochreous-tan and ~clear. Pronotum dark with a light tan or brownish spot on front margin of each side.
valvata (sw. USA & n. Mex): C. valvata is described as having a "straw-colored" venter + "dark wing bases". First cell at base of wing dark anteriorly then blending to a translucent ochreous-tan. Basal wing veins may be tan or straw-colored (not variegated with orange). Pronotum dark.
dissimilis (Mex): Described as a "dark species" with the basal area of the forewings slightly ochreous and opaque; anal membranes of all 4 wings orangish with the posterior margins being grey; 1st and 2nd transverse crossveins lightly infuscated (just as seen in valvata).

TL. described from "Lower Calif" (?)
(thought to be Mexico, not USA)
Extent of RANGE is not clearly defined: Baja California (????)
arid scrub
See Also
Several species
sw. USA - Mexico (Central America)

sw. USA (California) & MEXICO
Cacama furcata Davis - (Not known from USA)

sw. USA (several states) & MEXICO

USA, se. TEXAS & Adj. ne. MEXICO

USA, Central TEXAS ("hill country")

CENTRAL AMERICA / MEXICO (not known from the USA)