Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Cacama dissimilis

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 Cacama (Cactus Dodgers)
Species dissimilis (Cacama dissimilis)
Identification
Similar by most accounts to C. valvata.
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 - "Sonora, Mex" (Female) & "Camp Grant, AZ, USA" (Male)


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).
vs.
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 an ochreous-tan. Basal wing veins may be tan or straw-colored (not variegated with orange). Pronotum dark.
vs.
furcata ("lower Calif." = Baja, 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.

Range
TL - "Sonora, Mex" (Female) & "Camp Grant, AZ, USA" (Male)
Extent of RANGE is not clearly defined: sw. USA may include NM-AZ extending s. into adj. Mexico (????)
Remarks
The Type Locality & original description of material from Arizona likely belongs to the recently described taxon, Cacama moorei and not C. dissimilis
NOTE: TL - "Sonora, Mex" (Female) & "Camp Grant, AZ, USA" (Male)
See Also
Several species
sw. USA - Mexico (Central America)

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

sw. USA (ARIZONA) & MEXICO
sw. USA (several states) & MEXICO

USA, se. TEXAS & Adj. ne. MEXICO

USA, Central TEXAS ("hill country")

CENTRAL AMERICA / MEXICO (not known from the USA)