Tacua speciosa and Other Hemiptera

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Plate showing Zedochir lineatus, Tacua speciosa, and Pyrilla perpusilla
Fulgora lineata, Fulgora pallida, Cicada indica.

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North Carolina State University Libraries, the Internet Archive
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The publication date stated for this plate is 1804 (see raw scan image)

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Plate showing, from top to bottom, Zedochir lineatus, Tacua speciosa, and Pyrilla perpusilla (commonly known as sugarcane leaf hopper) busy around a plant bearing a small red flower. Tacua speciosa (referred to under the synonym Cicada indica) is described by the author as follows:

This is unquestionably one of the most striking and magnificent species of Cicada we are acquainted with. A single specimen of this kind was discovered in Bengal by Mr. Fichtel about four years ago. It is now deposited in the Imperial cabinet at Vienna.

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