A note on the taxonomy and natural history of the Summer Clicker Lahugada dohertyi (Distant, 1891) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadidae) along with its distribution in northern West Bengal, India

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Vivek Sarkar


Lahugada dohertyi is one of the many lesser-known cicadas of northeastern India which has never been studied since its discovery.  Recently, a century later, a population of this elusive cicada was discovered in northern West Bengal.  This paper gives an account on its distribution in northern West Bengal, taxonomy, and natural history and suggests a common name based on its call and habitat preferences.

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Vivek Sarkar, North Orissa University, Department of Zoology, Sri Ram Chandra Vihar, Takatpur, Mayurbhanj, Baripada, Odisha 757003, India. & UNESCO Category-2 Centre, Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India.

Vivek Sarkar is pursuing his PhD from North Orissa University on the cicadas of Garo, Khasi and Jaintia hills of Meghalaya State of India parallel to his job as World Heritage Assistant in UNESCO C2C at Wildlife Institute of India.

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