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Species Diceroprocta knighti

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Classification
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 Diceroprocta (Scrub Cicadas)
Species knighti (Diceroprocta knighti)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1917 by William T. Davis as Tibicen knighti
Diceroprocta knighti
Explanation of Names
According to Davis: "I take great pleasure in naming this insect after Mr. Harry H. Knight, who spent much time in collecting cicadas for me, as the records in this paper will attest, and who has also sent to me many other specimens on former occasions". Knight collected the type specimen.