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Species Cacama moorei - Moore's Cactus Dodger

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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 moorei (Moore's Cactus Dodger)
Other Common Names
"Moore's Cactus Dodger" (proposed)
Explanation of Names
Cacama moorei sp. n. Sanborn & M. Heath
(Fig. 3)
Cacama dissimilis Davis 1919: 70, 71, 76, 79, Plate XIV fig. 2 (misidentified).
Cacama dissimilis Beamer and Beamer 1930: 297–298 (misidentified).
Cacama n. sp. 2 Sanborn and Phillips 1995: 481.
Etymology. The species is named in honor of Thomas E. Moore for his long commitment to the study of North
American cicadas.
Type series. Holotype male UNITED STATES: “ARIZONA Pima County / Catalina Mtns. Mt. Lemmon /
Babat Duag Vista Pt. / 24 June 1998 / A. Sanborn, coll. 1” (FSCA).
Male opercula primarily orange, reaching to sternite IV, ventral surface orange, rostrum reaching to middle of posterior coxae,
found in the Sonoran Desert (Fig. 3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C. moorei Sanborn and Heath sp. n.

Note - the venter in both genders is heavily pruinose, but the sternites, males' opercula and ventral exoskeleton are typically orange in color as described above.

The call is a metallic chatter.
Video courtesy of EB! Thanks for such a great video and recording!
USA, Arizona: found across the state of Arizona running in a wide band from the Mexican border north across the state to nr. the Nevada & Utah borders (Map in Sanborn's paper)
MEXICO: n. Mexico ("Sonoran Desert")

Type series. Holotype male UNITED STATES: “ARIZONA Pima County / Catalina Mtns. Mt. Lemmon /
Babat Duag Vista Pt. / 24 June 1998 / A. Sanborn, coll. 1” (FSCA).
Scrub & desert
Cacti (opuntia?)
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)
Print References
Accepted by J.P. Duffels: 22 Apr. 2011; published: 30 May 2011
ISSN 1175-5326 (print edition)
Copyright © 2011 · Magnolia Press ISSN 1175-5334 (online edition)
Zootaxa 2897: 35–50 (2011) Article 35
The genus Cacama Distant, 1904 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) with the description of three new species