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Species Cacama pygmaea

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas)
Family Cicadidae (Cicadas)
Subfamily Cicadinae
Tribe Cryptotympanini
Genus Cacama (Cactus Dodgers)
Species pygmaea (Cacama pygmaea)
Explanation of Names
Cacama pygmaea sp. n. Sanborn
Range
"Central MEXICO"
TL (Holotype male): “MÉXICO: Puebla / San Nicolas Bravo / 31–III–1992 / E. Barrera C. Mayorga”
(UNAM)
Habitat
Scrub & desert
Food
Associated with cacti (Opuntia)
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)
Print References
Accepted by J.P. Duffels: 22 Apr. 2011; published: 30 May 2011
ZOOTAXA
ISSN 1175-5326 (print edition)
Copyright © 2011 · Magnolia Press ISSN 1175-5334 (online edition)
Zootaxa 2897: 35–50 (2011)
www.mapress.com/zootaxa/ Article 35
The genus Cacama Distant, 1904 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) with the description of three new species
ALLEN F. SANBORN􀀀, MAXINE S. HEATH2, POLLY K. PHILLIPS3 & JAMES E. HEATH2